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It’s Cherry Blossoms Time on American University Campus!

Cherry Trees in Bloom

Most people – on both sides of the political spectrum – will agree that late March and early April is the most beautiful time of year in our nation’s capital. Blooming cherry trees and magnolias transform D.C. into a magic garden filled with every shade of pink, fuchsia, and magenta.

We anticipate that the 25 cherry trees located near AU’s School of International Service and the East Quad Building will be at their peak during the first and second weeks of April. The first four of these trees were presented to the university in 1943 by the Korean Women’s Relief Society of Honolulu.

In 2003, American University was designated as an arboretum. In addition to our gorgeous cherry trees, the campus features magnolias, dogwoods, and redbuds as well.

Media RSVP: To arrange a visit to AU campus, please contact: or 202-885-5950. If you are unable to visit our campus in person but would like an image of AU’s cherries blossoms and magnolias in bloom for publication, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.

American University Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms and other blooming trees at American University