Spring is coming

Plum trees, planted on sidewalks and in landscaped areas, are starting to bloom in San Francisco. I took this shot early this morning on Mariposa St. outside St. Gregory Nyssa church. Prunus cerasifera, known as the cherry plum or purple-leafed plum, can be seen throughout the city, many of them planted by Friends of the Urban Forest or by CalTrans.

2 Comments so far

  1. bluoz (unregistered) on February 5th, 2009 @ 6:16 am

    Springtime in South of Market…

    Plum trees in Bloom, February 2nd, 2009. In normal years this would happen in April. Last year it was March. This year in Late January, early February. Location, Langton between Howard and Folsom, and the community vegetable garden is on the left


  2. Anna (sf_anna) on February 5th, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

    There are a ton blooming in North Beach too. Down in Cupertino, our trees would bloom early, and late, almost spanning a 5-month spring. I think just about California super temperate weather. The plum trees tend to adapt, and while some bloom early, a large rash of them will bloom on time.



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