magic-dogwood

Are you ready for magic dogwood time?!? These intriguing beauties are beginning to bloom now near the Succulent Garden in beds 50F and 50G.

Cornus florida var. urbiniana (magic dogwood) hails from the mountains of Eastern Mexico and the flowers are dramatically distinct from other dogwoods. The thin, white bracts are fused at the top, giving them a lantern-like appearance. When in bloom, the tree is covered in hundreds of white flowers, resulting in a spectacular display of spirals and shapes.

Come see these and so many more WILD flowers ringing in the spring season at the Garden!!! Magic dogwood, Puya, and en masse blooms in South Africa, Mediterranean and California collections are looking beautiful right now! Come on out! #WILDflowers_SFBG #sfbotanicalgarden #alwaysSF (at San Francisco Botanical Garden)