Q: What are these beautiful blooming pink and white trees along the bayou?
– Janice S., park user
A: There are two types of pink and white trees blooming in Buffalo Bayou Park.
Redbuds (cercis canadenis) are planted on the edges of reforestation areas throughout the park. They are native to Texas and offer springtime blooms of delicate pink flowers before they leaf out with new growth in
the early spring. These trees typically grow between 15’ to 30’ in height.
Mexican plums (Prunus mexicanus) are also native to Texas and important sources of food for wildlife. They are planted on the edges of reforestation areas as well and offer both striking dark brown flaking bark and delicate white flowers in the early spring. Typical size for these trees is between 15’ and 25’ tall with equal spread.
According to our landscape designers, SWA Group, plantings throughout the park are close to 85% complete and on track to be finished in June 2015.