BLOSSOM IN THE VALE
Latest blossom update (w/c 3 April)
Due to much cooler and wetter weather in recent weeks, Vale Blossom is later this year. However if the milder and warmer weather emerges in the coming days, the blossom should catch up very quickly. We are starting to see the white blooms of cherry plum and blackthorn, these were originally planted as pollinators for the fruit orchards and can be seen in hedgerows and as bushes in older orchards.
Delightful shades of pink and white ornamental cherry and garden blossom including forsythia and flowering currant are also becoming evident throughout the Vale. Early magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is also starting to show. There is some early plum showing but it is very sporadic at this time. The first plum blooms to look out will be czar and damson.
What to look out for
Throughout the district, there is a variety of blossom types you will see on your travels. Below are a selection which you may see during different parts of spring within Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa.
Blossom in the Vale
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