March 20 - April 15, 2018

NCBF Cherry Blossoms NCBF Cherry Blossoms

Updated Peak Bloom Prediction

The National Park Service has updated its peak bloom prediction to March 19 – March 22 due to recent temperature trends and the weather forecast for the next seven days.

Peak bloom occurs when 70% of the Yoshino cherry trees, the most abundant of the 12 species around the Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, are in bloom. Once in bloom, the flowers can last four to 10 days, depending on weather conditions. Additional varieties of trees bloom later than the Yoshinos.