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Feb 22, 2021 / 07:02

Stunning wild pear flowers in Hanoi streets

Late-February to early-March is the best time of year to observe the vibrant wildflower of pear in some streets in the capital city.

As the weather turns warmer with spring drizzle is falling throughout Hanoi streets, it’s the best time for admiring the white wild pear trees in full bloom.
Replacing the vivid pink Peach blossom and fresh orange Kumquat in the days after Tet, white wild pear flowers has occupied the Quang Ba flower market and surrounding streets.      

Many Hanoians select a branch of wild pear flowers to decorate their houses as the peach blossom or Kumquat trees are fading away after a quite long time of Tet.

According to sellers, wild pear flower trees are brought from the mountainous provinces of Lao Cai, Lang Son and Cao Bang. 
The price for a branch of the wild flower is quite high compared to other decoration plants for Tet, at around VND300,000 to VND5,000,000 ($15 to $120). 

Wild pear flowers are being sold along the Nghi Tam dyke in front of the Quang Ba flower market in Tay Ho district.

An old wild pear flower branch in beautiful shape might be sold for over dozens of million dongs.
After peaches, white pear flowers are dotting Hanoi Streets. The flowers bloom for about a month, but with professional care, the blooming time can be as long as two to three months.

The most beautiful wild pear flower branch must have some pear fruits, symbolizing prosperity in the early days of the New Year.

Small branches of wild pear flowers are most favored by customers for the family’s altar decoration.

Some prefer big branches to adorn the living-rooms. 

Some people went to the flower market for wild pear flowers purchasing, while the other came for taking beautiful snapshots.