DC’s cherry trees will hit peak bloom on March 23, the National Park Service says, five days later than it had forecast earlier this month.
— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) March 15, 2016
The Park Service said on March 8 that the blooms would peak between March 18-23, which would have been one of the earliest bloom dates on record. March 23 is still pretty early. The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s opening ceremony is scheduled for March 26.