Long a big favourite among flower lovers, some species of Cherry Blossom are commonly seen in Hong Kong, including Bellflower Cherry (Prunus campanulata), Fuji Cherry (Prunus incisa) and Yoshino Cherry (Prunus × yedoensis). A member in the family Rosaceae, Cherry blossoms first bloom from mid to late February. The warmer the weather, the earlier the flowering period starts. The blooms may last for a week or two, with the flowering period occasionally extending beyond April, all subject to the species involved and the temperature. As far as colours are concerned, Fuji Cherry bears pink flowers; flowers of Yoshino Cherry are pale pink to almost white; while Bellflower Cherry bears flowers that are bright pink. What makes Cherry blossom trees unique is that new foliage will not emerge until the flowering period draws to a close. The Cherry blossom trees found in Hong Kong are normally not tall, making them perfect for viewing up close.