DC’s Cherry Blossoms

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The peak bloom for Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms is only a day or two away! The bud’s development appears to be right on track:

Cherry blossom trees progressing, probably just over a week away from peak bloom

Normally by this date, cherry blossoms would have already reached peak bloom in Washington, D.C. (the recent average is March 31).  But thanks to a harsh winter and slow spring, this year’s bloom is delayed by about 10 days. …

Some were concerned that this particularly cold winter would delay or damage the blooms, but it looks like we have nothing to worry about:

“ ‘Relax and let Mother Nature take her course,” James Perry, chief of resource management for the National Park Service, said last month. ‘This has not been the coldest winter on record or the snowiest. These trees have been around for 102 years, so we know pretty well how they're going to react.’” (Read full article here.)

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The National Park Service has predicted that the peak bloom will occur from April 8-12.  If you would like to learn more about what this means, you can visit their Bloom Schedule page and keep up-to-date on the blossoms:

Bloom Schedule

The peak bloom date is defined as the day when 70% of the Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) blossoms are open. Peak bloom varies annually depending on weather conditions. The most likely time to reach peak bloom is between the last week of March and the first week of April. …

Want to have some of those gorgeous pink blossoms right in your backyard? Talk to your local centreville tree expert to learn about your options today!