Springtime in Rockridge always seems to begin at the tail end of January, when the flowering plum trees begin to bloom — followed by other ornamental fruit trees, the occasional redbud and a local favorite, the tulip magnolia (shown in the attached photo, photographed this week).
With this year's exceptionally sunny January and February weather, even roses are flowering around the neighborhood.
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Note for gardeners: The tulip magnolia, also known as Magnolia soulangiana, tulip tree or saucer magnolia, is generally available in several varieties at East Bay nurseries in sizes from five to 15-gallon containers. They are deciduous trees with multiple trunks that can grow to 25 feet tall, with an equally wide spread.
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