Timelapse of Yoshino Cherry Blossoms Blooming

Timelapse footage of Yoshino cherry blossoms blooming. It captures about a week of their development leading up to full bloom.

DC Cherry Blossoms in 2021

It seems increasingly likely that DC will still be under COVID-19 restrictions in spring 2021 while the cherry blossoms are blooming. So it's shaping up to be a good year to follow along from afar from the safety and comfort of your home.

For those who weren’t able to make it to the cherry blossoms in person this year, here’s a little project I’ve been working on: timelapse footage of Yoshino cherry blossoms blooming.

It captures about five days or so, through the peduncle elongation, puffy white, and peak bloom stages.

There are several varieties of cherry tree around and near the Tidal Basin, but the Yoshino Japanese cherry trees (Prunus × yedoensis) are the most famous and numerous.

And in case you were wondering, no, these branches weren’t torn from the protected trees at the Tidal Basin, of course!

Last updated January 31, 2018

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