Cherry Blossoms blooming Season in Korea 2022 and other Spring Flowers Flowering
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Cherry Blossoms blooming Season in Korea 2022 and other Spring Flowers Flowering




Cherry Blossom Season Korea 2022

From now on, let's take a look at the Bloom Dates of Cherry Blossoms and other spring flowers in Korea 2022.

Begin with the cherry blossoms, which are the most popular as the cherry blossom viewing.


pink cherry blossom

2022 Bloom Dates of Cherry Blossoms in Korea

The cherry blossoms in Korea 2022 will begin blooming from late March to early April 2022, according to The Korea Meteorological Administration.

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When is the best time to enjoy South Korea cherry blossoms 2022?

The best time to see cherry blossoms in Korea 2022 is from late March to early April.

According to The Korea Meteorological Administration, cherry blossoms in Korea start blooming...

  • in Seogwipo Jeju on March 20,
  • in the southern region on March 21-28,
  • in the central region including Seoul on March 27-April 4,
  • in northern Gyeonggi and northern Gang won and mountainous regions. It is expected to bloom after April 5th. 

The best time to see cherry blossoms is about a week after they bloom!

The peak cherry blossom season for beautiful cherry blossoms is usually around the first week of April. However, this can vary depending on the weather conditions.

What month is the cherry blossom in Korea for 2022?

In 2022 Korea, the cherry blossom tree is expected to begin blooming on Jeju Island on March 20th and in Seoul on the 28th.

As cherry trees in Korea blooms up to two weeks earlier than usual, cherry blossoms are anticipated to be seen in most regions in March as in last year 2021. Because in this year March 2022 in Korea, the daytime temperature fluctuates 20 degrees Celsius. It's such as the warm weather of usual April will has continued.

How long does cherry blossom last in Korea?

In South Korea, the cherry blossom bloom lasts around a month. As a result, April is considered to be the month of cherry blossoms in South Korea.

So in April, when the cherry trees start to bloom, Koreans usually enjoy the flowers in full bloom that fill the blue sky like clouds in the spring season. And after a few weeks they visit the famous cherry blossom roads again and enjoy the spectacle of falling cherry blossoms looking like snow.

When can I see cherry blossoms in Seoul 2022?

Cherry blossoms in Seoul 2022, which started blooming on March 28, are expected to reach their peak on April 4.

 

In 2022, the Korean cherry blossoms will bloom sooner than usual.

The cherry blossoms are blooming about 5 to 13 days earlier than usual this year 2022. 

Cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Seoul and the southwestern portion of South Korea 13 to 14 days sooner than normal, while cherry blossom trees bloom 6 to 11 days sooner than normal in most other areas.

However, compared to last year 2021, when cherry blossoms bloomed the fastest in history, the central region of South Korea is 3-4 days later and the southern region of South Korea is 2-4 days later, respectively.

 

Why do cherry blossom trees in South Korea bloom early in 2022?

The mild winter in South Korea this year 2022 has caused the cherry blossom flowers to bloom sooner. The flowering period of cherry blossoms in Korea is most affected by the temperature between February and March, as well as the amount of sunshine and precipitation. 

Recently in March 2022 in South Korea, the midday temperature fluctuates around 20 degrees. And It's the weather like average weather of April in South Korea. 

The average temperature in February 2022 in South Korea was -1.1 degrees Celsius, slightly lower than the normal year average(0.7 degrees Celsius), but the number of hours of sunshine (203.8 hours) was the highest ever.

2022 earlier cherry blossom season in Korea due to warmer than normal South Korea weather of March 2022

Due to the influence of the current weather condition in South Korea, the cherry blossom season of Korean cherry trees would be 1-2 weeks earlier than normal, predicting by the South Korea Meteorological Administration.

Because of the earlier bloom time of Korean cherry blossoms in 2022, and the opening schedule for cherry blossom festivals throughout South Korea is expected to be earlier than usual.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom under Namsan Tower in Seoul, Korea

Will Cherry Blossom Festivals in Korea be held in 2022?

2022, it is expected that there will be more opportunities to enjoy cherry blossoms freely than last year. Despite the situation of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), South Korea, which has a well-established quarantine system, has been managing the corona crisis well, so the situation has improved a lot.

Cherry blossom festivals are not being held at major attractions across South Korea, or non-face-to-face online cherry blossom festivals are being planned, for the sake of public health and safety.

However, in South Korea, several cherry blossom paths may be found throughout the city, and some cherry blossom roads may not be blocked. As a result, there will be more chances to see cherry blossoms freely in 2022 than there were in 2021.

In 2022, some cherry blossom festivals in South Korea will be held on the limited basis.

Yeongdeungpo-gu in Seoul has decided to lift some controls over the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival and Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival, which have been stalled for the past two years, as guideline with the government's restoration of daily life.

However, the same festival as before will not be held, and limited opening will take place. Only limited numbers of people by lottery among online applicants can be visit the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival 2022. Online, virtual reality, and metaverse-based cherry blossom festival broadcasts will also be held.

The 2022 Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival is going to be an online, non-face-to-face cherry blossom festival.

The Jakcheonjeong Ulju Cherry Blossom Festival in Ulsan, the Hwagae Market Cherry Blossom Festival in Hadong, Gyeongsangnam-do have been canceled, but the cherry blossom routes of that region will not be controlled.

 a bird on forsythia flower

2022 Bloom Dates of other spring flowers in Korea

There are flowers that are like indicators of the beginning of the spring season in Korea. These include azaleas, forsythia, and cherry blossoms.

Now that we know when cherry blossoms bloom. It's time to find out when other spring flowers bloom.



Cherry Blossoms vs Other Spring Flowers, Who blooms first

The forsythia is the first flower to bloom when spring comes in Korea. It blooms around the beginning of March, and its yellow flowers are a sign that spring has arrived.

The azaleas is another flower that blooms early in the spring. It usually blooms within a few days after the forsythia. Its pink flowers are a welcome sight after the long, cold winter.

Finally, the cherry blossoms bloom in April. After the forsythia and azaleas bloom, the cherry blossom is next. It blooms in late March or early April. Their delicate pink flowers are a sign that spring has arrived in full force. Its bright white or pink flowers add a splash of color to the spring landscape.

So, which flower will bloom first in 2022?

Based on the average flowering date of these flowers in Korea and the forecast of the Korea Meteorological Administration, it is safe to say that the forsythia will be the first flower to bloom in 2022.

When do other spring flowers bloom in Korea in 2022?

The forsythia and azalea blooming in South Korea is anticipated to begin on 5–7 March 2022.

In the warm weather in March 2022 in Korea, the flowering period of forsythia and azalea this year is 3 to 11 days earlier than normal spring season.

When will forsythia bloom in Korea in 2022?

2022 Forsythia started to bloom in South Korea...

  • in Seogwipo Jeju on March 5,
  • in the southern region on March 13-17,
  • in the central region and Seoul on March 19-27,
  • in northern Gyeonggi and northern Gangwon and mountainous regions after March 29.

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Azaleas blooming in the garden of a traditional Korean house, Hanok

When will azaleas bloom in Korea in 2022?

2022 in Korea, the azaleas are expected to bloom from...

  • on March 7 in Seogwipo Jeju,
  • on March 12-22 in the southern region,
  • on March 20-26 in the central region and Seoul,
  • on March 30 in northern Gyeonggi and northern Gangwon and mountainous regions.

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2022 The Best Time to View Blossoming Spring Flowers in South Korea

In South Korea, considering that the peak period of spring flowers takes about a week from flowering to full bloom, best time to see blossoming spring flowers each region in South Korea is...

  • after March 12 in Seogwipo and Busan,
  • around March 19 to March 29 in the southern region,
  • March 26 to April 3 in the central region.
  • Seoul is expected to reach its peak around March 37.

 

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    Yang Junghwa

    I love Korea, kittens, kindness, kimchi, and knowledge. I am the Earth and life wanderer who was born in Seoul, South Korea. I wanted to be the Wonder Woman, but now be a quite similar Wander Woman, anyway :) There is a birth myth about me. I was the wonder baby, surprised the whole maternity hospital by drinking up a full big bottle of milk within hours of being born. King Kool!

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