The Slender West Lake Scenic Area in Yangzhou recently released a flower admiring guide to visitors as more than 100 varieties of plants usher in during the florescence period.
The scenic area is also home to hundreds of cherry trees of many varieties. Early-blossoming ones will be in full bloom from late March to early April, while the late-flowering ones enter florescence in mid and late April.
Puple Mangnolia flowers. [Photo/yznews.com.cn]
March marks the flowering season of Mangolias, which are mostly seen with white, pink, yellow and purple petals, usually appearing with or before leaves. Wangchun Pavilion and Wanhua Garden are recommended sites to admire the flower at the Slender West Lake Scenic Area.
Winter jasmines are one of the earliest flowering plants to bloom, often in January. They bloom to the fullest from late February to early March.
The decorative plant is easy to spot near many walls, fences and stretches of trellis at the Slender West Lake Scenic Area with its bright yellow blooms.
The plant is a bushy deciduous shrub with extraordinarily fragrant blooms. The whole hill across the Bonsai Museum at the Wanhua Garden is planted with the shrub. From late February to early April, the hill is covered with a profusion of fragrant, short-tubed, creamy-white flowers at the Slender West Lake Scenic Area.
Many varieties of Haitang (Chinese flowering crabapple or Malus spectabilis) have been planted at the Slender West Lake Scenic Area. The plant begins to flower in mid and late March and enters into full bloom in April.
Wanhua Garden and Linglong Flowery World are the most recommended sites to admire the blooming Malus spectabilis.