Cherry Blossoms about to reach peak bloom in Washington D.C.

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Cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.
Cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.
(Image by Alan Kotok from Pixabay).

According to the National Mall National Park Service authorities, the Peak Bloom Projection for the cherry blossoms in Washington DC is March 22-25, 2023.

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. Extraordinary warm or cool temperatures have resulted in peak bloom as early as March 15 (1990) and as late as April 18 (1958).

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