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).
Peduncle Elongation! It's not funny, it's science. (Ok, it's kind of funny.) We're at the 4th of 6 stages on the path to peak bloom.
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— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) March 11, 2023
D.C.'s iconic cherry blossoms are expected to reach peak bloom March 22-25. https://t.co/xvxa1BMijp
— WUSA9 (@wusa9) March 11, 2023
Cherry Blossoms Season Arriving Earlier Than Ever as the Planet Warms https://t.co/Zg3UEwULIA
— ChicagoMediaX (@chicagomediaX) March 10, 2023
Pink cherry blossoms and blue skies in Washington DC today 🌸 pic.twitter.com/2x55CIYUa5
— C on the scene (@Conthescene) February 23, 2023