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Mississauga is in Full Bloom

Environment | May 19, 2022

Mississauga has an array of gardens, trails and green spaces that offer beautiful trees and flowers. If you’ve got that artistic eye and love taking pictures, these flowers, shrubs and trees are the perfect snap for a selfie or sharing on social! Get your fill of spring’s most beautiful blooms in Mississauga today.

Did you know that 2022 was named the Year of the Garden by Mississauga City Council in 2021? Help the City celebrate this year-long, national celebration from January 1 to December 31 that highlights on:

  • Mississauga’s rich horticulture and garden heritage
  • the City’s vibrant garden culture
  • legacies for a sustainable future
  • the City’s many horticultural gardens and plant collections

What’s blooming in Mississauga?

Magnolias [Spring]
Magnolia trees are known for their large flowers and sweet fragrance. Their magnificent tulip or star-shaped flowers can be as large as saucers when fully opened. They range in colour from pink, purple, white to yellow. Magnolias prefer full sun to light shade. Magnolia trees can range from 15-foot shrubs to massive trees that can reach heights of 80 feet or more.

Where to see magnolias in Mississauga: Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Adamson Estate, Westacres Park, Leslie Log House, Kariya Park and Riverwood Conservancy.

 

Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) [Spring]
Over the next few weeks, city dwellers from across Mississauga will flock to see beautiful cherry blossom trees bursting with pink and white petals. These delicate flowers, often soft white, blush pink and dark rose, bloom for just a few days at the start of spring, reaching their full peak in late April into early May. The trees need a minimum of 15 degrees Celsius to fully bloom.

Where to see cherry blossoms in Mississauga: Malton Greenway Park, Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Adamson Estate, Westacres Park, Kariya Park and Riverwood Conservancy.

Spring Ephemerals [Spring]
Spring Ephemeral are perennial woodland wildflowers which develop each spring, then quickly bloom and wither. Often flowers are white in colour.

Where to see spring ephemerals in Mississauga: Riverwood Conservancy and Cawthra Woods.

Lilacs [Spring-Early Summer]
Lilacs are easy-to-grow shrubs with fragrant purple flowers that bloom in spring. They attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators, and make perfect cut flowers. When properly cared for they can last decades in your garden.

Where to see lilacs in Mississauga: Leslie Log HouseAdamson Estate, Westacres Park and Riverwood Conservancy.

Rhododendrons [Spring-Early Summer]
Rhododendrons are bell-shaped flowers that grow on a bush. Their flowers grow in round clusters at the ends of branches. Rhododendrons usually bloom later in the spring. Rhododendrons tend to be to white, pink, purple, red and sometimes yellow. They prefer a cool spot with limited sunlight. They are fine with the morning sun, but cannot tolerate the strong afternoon sun.

Where to see rhododendrons in Mississauga: Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Adamson Estate, Riverwood Conservancy and Hancock Woodlands.

Hydrangeas [Last Summer]
Although there are many types of hydrangeas, most can be grown in full sun or partial shade. Hydrangeas are elegant plants that are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any type of soil and produce abundant blooms. Hydrangeas come in a variety of colours including  white,  blue, pinks and  purple blossoms.

Where to see hydrangeas in Mississauga: Leslie Log House, Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Adamson Estate and Riverwood Conservancy.

Serviceberries [Spring-Early Summer]
Serviceberries are naturally small trees, ideal for small home landscapes. They are found throughout Ontario. In the spring, small clusters of white flowers appear and tasty berries ripen from early to mid-summer.

Where to see serviceberries in Mississauga: Garnetwood Park, Hancock Woodlands, Riverwood Conservancy and along many City boulevards.

Grab your friends, family or date and take them out to see some beautiful flowers and trees at these great parks and gardens in Mississauga. Get involved and enjoy garden experiences that may inspire you to try out gardening.

Consider yourself a shutter bug? Share your photos with us at @citymississauga to help others discover Mississauga’s best photo spots.

If you miss seeing these flowers, you can still visit one of Mississauga’s 500+ parks to enjoy the greenery, trails or other amenities.

Find a park today: mississauga.ca/events-and-attractions/parks/find-a-park/

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