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Stats You Didn’t Know About DC’s Cherry Blossoms

Photograph by Angela B. Pan.

Read more from our Ultimate Guide to Cherry Blossoms here

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Number of cherries produced by the trees—a flowering-only species

3

Number of different peak-bloom pre­dictions by the National Park Service in 2017, due to volatile weather

59.9°

Average temperature at peak bloom over the past decade

4

Number of Tidal Basin cherry trees cut down by vandals after Pearl Harbor

3.15.90

Earliest peak bloom

4.4

Average peak-bloom date

4.18.58

Latest peak bloom

3750

Number of cherry trees across all DC National Park sites

45:15

Current finishing-time record in the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, set by Allan Kiprono of Kenya in 2012

This article appears in the April 2018 issue of Washingtonian.

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Michael J. Gaynor has written about fake Navy SEALs, a town without cell phones, his Russian spy landlord, and many more weird and fascinating stories for the Washingtonian. He lives in DC, where his landlord is no longer a Russian spy.