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100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 07:23 AM EDT

Cherry Blossoms Will Be 'Spectacular as Ever': NPS

Cherry Blossoms Will Be 'Spectacular as Ever': NPS

While some of the cherry blossoms on the verge of bloom before the cold snap were damaged, earlier stage blossoms survived and will emerge next week, the National Park Service said Friday afternoon.

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:54 PM EST
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By Darlene Aderoju

13 Spots to View Cherry Blossoms (Minus the Crowds)

When the cherry blossoms bloom, you can expect to face crowds of thousands who...View gallery

  • Founder's Park
  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • American University
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 07:29 AM EDT
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By Jordan Murray

Designated Survivors: Get to Know DC's Other Cherry Blossoms

Some of the Yoshino cherry blossoms have been damaged by the deep freeze -- but...View gallery

  • Yoshino Cherry Blossoms
  • Kwanzan Cherry Blossoms
  • Shirofugen Cherry Blossoms
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 04:40 PM EDT

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

At Least 3 Cherry Blossom Varieties Could Survive the Freeze

The cold weather may be holding our cherry blossoms hostage, but with 11 more varieties of cherry trees in the District, there may still be hope to see some blossoms.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 06:07 PM EDT

DC Cherry Blossoms Suffer 'Widespread Damage' Due to Cold

DC Cherry Blossoms Suffer 'Widespread Damage' Due to Cold

Some of the famous cherry blossoms around Washington's Tidal Basin suffered "widespread damage" because of bitterly cold weather this week, the National Park Service says.

About The Festival
In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The gift honored the lasting friendship between the U.S. and Japan. One hundred years later, the trees and their blossoms entice thousands of people to gather at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their beauty and sense of goodwill. Send your pictures to weather@nbcwashington.com or use the hashtag #dcgram on Instagram.