The rare white apricot flower, which used to only appear among wealthy families during Tet in the past, is the most common apricot tree.
A bonsai garden in Lao Cai province transported about 200 apricot and peach trees from Sapa to Hanoi for sale this year.
The gardener sold more than 60 trees within three days, offering trees worth from VND1 million to VND35 million for customers to choose from.
The apricot flowers are dark pink in buds and turn pure white when they bloom, with even spacing. The flower style gradually changes to red as the flowers fade.
Apricot trees usually bloom twice in the spring, during Tet and in February, producing pure white flowers.
Apricot trees do not bear fruit and are propagated through cuttings, making them more expensive due to the effort and technique required.
Despite their high prices, apricot trees are extremely attractive to buyers.
The rough and sinewy trunks and stumps of apricot trees symbolize the image of a strong and upright gentleman.
This type of flower requires very meticulous care.
According to longtime bonsai hobbyists, the apricot tree represents an upright and pure lifestyle.
The white color of the flowers symbolizes luck and peace.
The Sa Pa apricot trees, covered with moss and buds all over their bodies and branches, showcase the beauty of the Northwest mountains and forests.