The lighter hue of these cherry blossoms are traditionally the kind that bloom in late spring. Contributed photo

The lighter hue of these cherry blossoms are traditionally the kind that bloom in late spring. Contributed photo

Cherry blossom map points to where spring has sprung in Victoria

City released a handy guide to find the most beautiful buds

There may have been frost on your windshield this morning, but spring is right around the corner.

How do we know?

Because the City of Victoria has created a “blossom map” to seek out the best spots to find cherry blossoms – the surefire sign of West Coast spring – across the city.

The beautiful buds are the flowers of cherry and plum trees, and generally start to flower mid-February. Depending on the weather and the species of the particular tree, they could be in bloom all the way to mid-May.

The map is designed by colour, with the darker pink trees representing the shade of early bloomers and the lighter pink trees signifying the colour of the buds that tend to flower in the late spring.

And if you see yellow, that points you in the direction of a magnolia tree.

Check out the map at here and get planning for some spring strolls.

kristyn.anthony@vicnews.com