Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time to Track the Cherry Blossoms
In 1912, more than 3,000 Yoshino (Prunus x yedoensis) cherry trees were donated to our Nation's Capital in the name of the City of Tokyo, and every spring we get to watch them bloom! The official festival is scheduled around the average bloom date (April 4th) but occasionally, unseasonably warm and/or cool temperatures have shifted the peak bloom to as early as March 15th in 1990 and as late as April 18th in 1958 - which means scheduling your visit can be tricky. But fear not, bloom-lovers. You can follow their progress online.
As of March 3rd, Peak Bloom dates are projected for March 29th to April 4th.