Cherry blossoms are one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. The delicate petals and the sweet scent make them a
popular choice for bouquets and arrangements. But there is more to these flowers than meets the eye. Let’s take a closer
look at the biology of cherry blossoms.
The scientific name for cherry blossoms is Prunus serrulata. These flowers are part of the rose family and are native to
East Asia. Cherry blossoms typically bloom in the spring, and their peak bloom period can last anywhere from two to
What makes cherry blossoms so special is their short life span. The flowers only bloom for a few days before they start
to wilt and fall off the tree. This is why people often associate cherry blossoms with the concept of “cherishing every
Cherry blossoms are pollinated by bees and other insects. Once the flowers are pollinated, the tree produces small
cherries that are edible. The cherries are typically red or dark purple in color.
The cherry blossom tree is an important symbol in Japanese culture. The annual blossoming of the trees is celebrated
with a festival known as Hanami. People gather under the trees to picnic and enjoy the beauty of the flowers.