The Kwanzans are now showing green buds, the first of the visible development stages. Warm weather over coming weeks will wake them up and speed things up a bit.
Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms
The Kwanzans bloom a couple of weeks after the more famous and numerous Yoshino cherry blossoms. There's over 400 of them split between a large grove and some smaller groves on Hains Point/East Potomac Park.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are much earlier in their development and look to be riding out the cold snap comfortably.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms along East Potomac Park, Hains Point, near the George Mason Memorial, and the FDR Memorial are all out and looking wonderful.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms around East Potomac Park and the FDR Memorial haven’t fully popped yet, but it’s possible to find some scattered flowers out.
The cherry blossoms are mostly done now. There are a few late stragglers still hanging on despite the rain, but strong winds tonight and tomorrow morning will likely be a knockout punch.
There are still flowers on the trees, even if they’re well past their prime. At least there are until the rain and wind rolls in over the next few days.
The Kwanzan cherry blossoms are particularly pretty and tend to come out 10-14 days after the Yoshinos. So if you miss the end of the Yoshino cherry blossoms’ bloom, the Kwanzans can offer beautiful consolation.