• Cherry Blossom Festival

    Cherry Blossom Festival

    District of Columbia

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    April 10, 2014 the Cherry Trees are now in Peak Bloom. More »


There are approximately 3,800 cherry trees in the park. This partial list is provided to show the relative populations of the different varieties. Due to fluctuations in population resulting from the removal of dead trees and the planting of new trees, the exact numbers of trees are not provided.

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% of total Common Name
Botanical Name
70% Yoshino Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis
12.6% Kwanzan Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
5% Takesimensis Cherry
Prunus takesimensis
3% Autumn Flowering Cherry
Prunus subhirtella var. autumnalis
3% Akebono Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono'
2.4% Weeping Japanese Cherry
Prunus subhirtella var. pendula
1.3% Usuzumi Cherry
Prunus spachiana ascendens
<1% Sargent Cherry
Prunus sargentii
<1% Snow Goose Cherry
Prunus serrulata
<1% Fugenzo Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Fugenzo'
<1% Afterglow Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Afterglow'
<1% Shirofugen Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Shirofugen'
<1% Okame Cherry
Prunus x 'Okame'

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Tree Crew

The cherry trees are tended by a dedicated crew of NPS arborists. Each of the more than 3,700 trees receives individual attention based on its unique needs. More...