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BREAKING: NPS Reports We’ve Hit Peak Bloom, Repeat Peak Bloom Activated!!

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


Courtesy NPS

From the National Park Service:

“The Japanese flowering cherry trees reached peak bloom this afternoon, meaning that 70% of the Yoshino variety (the most abundant of the approximately 3,700 trees around the Tidal Basin, in East Potomac Park, and on the grounds of the Washington Monument) are in full bloom. This is two days later than the average peak bloom date of April 3.

Best viewing of the trees will be for the next four to seven days, but they can last for up to two weeks under ideal conditions, such as cool temperatures to slow the progress from flowers to leaves, and a lack of high winds or heavy rains to bring the petals down.”

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