Cherry Blossom trees are a type of ornamental tree that are native to Asia, particularly Japan. They are known for their stunning pink and white blossoms that bloom in the spring, making them a symbol of renewal and new beginnings.
There are many different varieties of Cherry Blossom trees, each with their own unique characteristics. Some popular varieties include the Yoshino, Kwanzan, and Weeping Cherry.
Cherry Blossom trees are known for their short-lived beauty, with the blossoms typically only lasting for a few weeks in the spring. However, during this time, the trees attract crowds of admirers who come to enjoy their beauty.
In Japan, the tradition of hanami (flower viewing) involves gathering with friends and family under blooming Cherry Blossom trees to enjoy food and drink together. This tradition dates back hundreds of years and is still popular today.
Cherry Blossom trees require a temperate climate and well-draining soil to thrive. They also need plenty of sunlight and water, and may require pruning to maintain their shape and health.
The National Trust’s work on Blossom for their #BlossomWatch project offers further insights into the life of blossom:
About Festival of Blossom: How we’re helping communities blossom | National Trust
About our research: How we’re bringing blossom back | National Trust
Blossom identifying: How to spot different types of blossom | National Trust