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Latest Bloom Prediction

Updated April 17, 2019

Green Tips signal second stage

Episode 6 of Sakura Watch 2019 has been posted (read the latest update here). Few days of warmer weather has finally helped the trees to begin move well into the second stage of bud development. The blossom buds are now larger, well rounded and all showing prominent green tips.

Warm wet weather

Bud progression is now entirely dependant on having consistent warmer weather. The temperatures are going to be in double digits for the rest of April, but lots of rain is also on the way. Excessive rain could slow things down a bit and push the bloom into May so the preference would be to see a balance of sun & rain instead.

For now, all things continue to point to the usual bloom dates which range from of end of April or early May. But again, it’s too early for an accurate prediction, and more observation is needed.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to read the latest post to see the video and photos. As always, watch for more updates soon!

Latest Prediction // April 10, 2019

Between the end of April to early May
— Sakura Steve Prediction
 First Sakura // Cherry Blossoms open up on April 30, 2013. www.SakuraInHighPark.com

 Past Bloom Dates

These are the peak bloom dates that I recorded since starting this website in April 2012. Note that 2016 there was no bloom, with less than 25% of buds flowering. Each year the dates grow to be more unpredictable due to erratic weather changes. Tracking the progress of the buds to blossom is the best way to predict when they will bloom next.

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2018 bloom
May 7-12

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2017 Bloom
April 31 - May 2

 Only few blossoms to found in the park - photos taken May 6, 2016 by Steven Joniak - SakurainHighPark.com

2016 BLoom (only 25%)


May 7-12

 Sakura // Cherry Blossoms in High Park - hot sunny weather and blossoms are in peak bloom - May 7, 2015 - www.SakurainHighPark.com

2015 Bloom
May 5-10

 Sakura // Cherry Blossoms in High Park - peak bloom but less blossoms overall this year
May 13, 2014 - www.SakurainHighPark.com

2014 Bloom
May 12-21

 Sakura // Cherry Blossoms are at 70-80% near peak bloom on May 3, 2013. www.SakuraInHighPark.com ©Steven Joniak Photography

2013 Bloom
April 30 - May 6

 Sakura // Cherry Blossoms in High Park - April 17, 2012 - www.SakurainHighPark.com

2012 Bloom
April 10-17

 
 

PARK VISITOR TIPS

Enjoy your visit to the park and please remember to respect the trees:

  • DON'T shake the branches because when you do, the blossoms fall and leave the trees bare - let the bloom last longer and they'll fall naturally;

  • DON'T climb the trees as you can damage or break the tree branches as happened before;

  • DON'T break off small blooms or branches - the more you damage the trees, the greater the chance they will be open to disease or insects in destroying them;

  • DO take pictures respectfully so everyone can enjoy the sakura // cherry blossoms for years to come

Thank you all who respect the sakura // cherry blossoms - your care helps ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy them year after year.