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Flowering Cherry

Cherry Blossoms are indigenous to many Asian states including Japan, Korea, China. In Japan, cherry trees were planted and cultivated for their beauty, for the adornment of the grounds of the nobility of Kyoto, at least as early as 794.

Cherry blossoms are very popular in many big cities in the US. The most well-known is the Annual National Cherry Blossom in Washington DC. Most botanical gardens in the US have a Japanese garden which has a large number of Japanese flowering cherries. Balboa Park of San Diego has 2,000 cherry blossom trees that blossom in mid to late March. Philadelphia's cherry blossoms are located within Fairmount Park, and the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia celebrates the blooming trees. The International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Georgia, which features over 300,000 cherry trees. The annual Branch Brook Park (New Jersey) Cherry Blossom Festival in April, which attracts thousands of visitors from the local area, Japan, and India.

Higan Cherry

Higan Cherry

Higan Cherry

Weeping cherry

Weeping Cherry

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Kwanzan cherry

Kwanzan cherry

Kwanzan cherry

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Cherry blossoms in this page are from the Japanese garden of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri.