Q. When do the ornamental cherry trees bloom at NYBG?


It really depends on the species of cherry, of which there are many. The diverse species of cherries at NYBG can bloom over an extended period (even starting in the fall for one variety).  Records from recent years list approximate dates for the ‘peak’ cherry bloom time. The dates below are approximate based on this data.  FYI, our trees up here in the Bronx tend to flower a little bit later than the same kind in Central Park.

Year Date
 2001  April 27
2002 April 15
2003 April 21
2004 April 26
2005  April 11
2006 April 17 
2007  insufficient data
2008  April 20 
2009  April 17
2010  April 8
2011  April 25 
2012  April 12

Check out our Flowering Schedule at NYBG Guide for other plant flowering date estimates.

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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service


  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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