Latest Bloom Prediction
Updated May 24, 2019
peak bloom Ends for yoshino cherry blossoms
Episode 19 of Sakura Watch 2019 has been posted (read the latest update here) and peak bloom has now ended. The sakura trees only have the random cluster or single blossom, displaying less than 1% of blossoms on average throughout the park. The viewing season for these blossoms are now done for 2019.
FUgenzo blossoms are in bloom
Another more robust variety of cherry blossom, known as Fugenzo, are now in bloom in select areas of the Park. Located at the base of Cherry Hill and along Grenadier Pond, at the foot of Hillside Gardens, these trees are at approximately 50% bloom and should hit peak bloom by May 26th. Read more about these in today’s update.
Don’t shake, break or grab branches
Many people may not realize that when they’re trying to get the ‘perfect photo’ by grabbing or pulling down a branch can break or damage them. Do NOT take a small twig for a ‘souvenier’ as you are actually damaging the tree and inviting pests and disease enter into the broken areas. It’s like you getting an infection in an open wound.
Also, do NOT shake the branches to knock off petals prematurely, as it shortens the viewing time for others to view the tree and is and incredibly selfish act to perform that does no good for anyone.
What you should do, is take photos without touching the trees, enjoy the sights and smells of the blossoms and leave the park in the same way as you came to see it. This way we all can get the chance to enjoy the sakura cherry blossom peak bloom.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to read the latest post to see the video and photos. As always, watch for more updates soon!