Trees burst into leaf—
Ash earliest May 13th, latest June 14th.
Beech April 19th, “ May 7th.”
Damson March 28th, “ May 13th.”
Horse-chestnut March 17th, “ April 19th.”
Larch March 21st, “ April 14th.”
Lime April 6th, “ May 2nd.”
Mulberry May 12th, “ June 23rd.”
Oak April 10th, “ May 26th.”
Poplar March 6th, “ April 19th.”
Spanish chestnut April 20th, “ May 20th.”
Sycamore March 28th, “ April 23rd.”
Trees of the Sun and Moon. Oracular trees growing “at the extremity of India;” mentioned in the Italian romance of Guerino Meschino.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894