Well-known ornamental plant in China, the apricot tree is normally seen in Shaanxi and can live over a hundred years, with the flower in mixed color of red and white. Mountain slopes, watersides, front courts, corners of walls, and roadsides are all good places to grow them.
While the apricot and cherry blossom look very much alike, they actually have major differences.
There is a small gap at the petal tip of the cherry blossom, which is very unique from others. For the apricot blossoms, they are mostly in white with a little bit red at the flower center. Most importantly, the blossoms are not accompanied by leaves, just themselves.
The petal color of apricot flower shifts at different stages. While the flower is still in bud, it is in complete red. As the flower grows and the petal extends, red color gradually turns into white.
Here is a list of good spots for viewing the apricot blossom, feel free to "favorite" it~
Apricot Blossom Valley at Huaxu Town
The Shangxu Village of Huaxu Town at Lantian County is known for its apricot tree area. As spring arrives, the apricot blossoms cover extensive area of the plateau, also exerting fascinating fragrance among the valley, hence the name Apricot Blossom Valley. Standing upon the plateau, you may capture a splendid scene of the apricot flower sea.
The lake sitting at the bottom of the valley is surrounded by the flourishing blossoms, which reflects great serenity.
With the gathered apricot trees covering over a thousand mu, also the apricot flowers in full bloom, the valley transforms into a wonderland, especially with fog floating around.
Daming Palace National Heritage Park
Daming Palace National Heritage Park is largely featured by its profound cultural value around the world, with an ensemble of ancient royal architectures. Yet the park is also popular for the apricot grove. The flowers bloom in red and white, just like the glow from the sunset. With good transport, the park attracts tons of residents to take photos, it has also become one of the top spots in Xi'an for apricot blossom viewing.
Bathed in warm sunshine under the blue sky, people may wonder if they enter into a fairyland with white and pink clouds.
Royal Apricot Grove in Liquan County
Located at the foot of Jiuzong Mountain in Liquan County, ten thousand mu of apricot trees have become the source of intoxicant fragrance. As the wind breezes, the petals start to fly in the air.
Story has it that Emperor Li Shimin used to taste the apricots here, hence the name Royal Apricot Grove. People may hardly believe that, over thousand years, this area still shines with its own beauty featured by the apricot blossom.
The blossom period of apricots is usually short as one or two weeks. Seize the opportunity and go take a look~ Well, it could also be a special treat to enjoy an apricot blossom shower.
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