On March 9, the 28 second-generation Prunus 'Accolade' ("奖章樱" in Chinese which literally means medal cherry) trees on Xinhua Road entered their peak blooming period. Introduced in November last year, the species has bloomed for the first time on the streets of Wuhan.
Prunus 'Accolade' is a Japanese cultivar, named for its pink flowers that resemble medals. The blossoms bloom twice every year, mainly in March but also sporadically in autumn from mid-September to early November.
(Edited by Ye Shiyu)