The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are in full bloom and looking beautiful.
2021 Cherry Blossom Watch
This is the master listing of updates from the 2021 Washington DC Cherry Blossom Watch.
These are some of the beautiful photos of 2021’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 2.
The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are mostly done now. You can still find plenty of flowers, and some trees have more than others. But most of them are on their last legs.
These are some of the beautiful photos of 2021’s bloom of the cherry blossoms that were submitted by Cherry Blossom Watch readers. This is part 1–more to come.
The cherry blossoms are past their prime now, some trees have lost more petals than others, and green leaves are coming through. But there are still plenty of blossoms out, and they’re still looking lovely.
The cherry blossoms are past their prime now but have held up well so far against the rain, wind, and cold.
The cherry blossoms are still going strong and looking beautiful. Yesterday’s wind didn’t affect them much. It’s only when you look at them up very close that you can see that they’re just starting to get that papery look as they start moving past their prime.
A fast-moving storm last night was followed by a windy night. And it was still cool and breezy this morning. The wind hasn’t had much effect on the cherry blossoms–it’s knocked a few petals off, but not many, and the flowers are looking strong. The magnolias haven’t fared as quite as well, but they’re still looking lovely.
There are quite a few cherry blossoms out now. The vast majority aren’t quite there yet, but as you walk around the Tidal Basin, it’s easy to find at least some flowers out and the occasional early-blooming whole tree. And the saucer magnolias are in bloom and looking wonderful.
The cherry buds are coming along nicely now, and there’s been quite a bit of change since last week. Some of the white petals are starting to poke through. The NPS judged that 70 percent of them had reached the “extension of florets” stage as of yesterday.
The very warm weather of this past week added a jolt of energy to the buds. They’ve been coming along nicely since then, with more florets becoming visible, but still have a way to go before we start seeing blossoms.
Some green buds are starting to come through, but they’re not yet on the majority of the trees. A warm week coming up with push things along.
The National Park Service has issued their initial peak bloom forecast for the the 2021 bloom. They expect them to reach bloom between April 2 and 5.
Welcome to the 2021 Cherry Blossom Watch! It’s a wet, soggy morning at the Tidal Basin, and the buds still have some work to do.
The latest information and forecasts on when Washington DC’s cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom in Spring 2021.
Some local recommendations on where to stay if you’re visiting from out of town to see the cherry blossoms.
The 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held March 20 to April 11. There will be no Cherry Blossom Parade in 2021.