The white apricot flower, a rare flower that used to only appear during Tet among wealthy families, is the most common apricot tree.
An owner of a bonsai garden in Lao Cai province said that this year, the garden transported about 200 apricot and peach trees from Sapa to Hanoi for sale.
“After three days, I sold more than 60 trees. To make it easier for customers to choose, the gardener brought down trees worth from VND1 million and VND35 million,” Thu added.
The apricot genus features dark pink buds. When the flowers bloom, they are pure white and evenly spaced. As the flowers fade, the flower style will gradually change to red.
Most apricot trees bloom twice in the spring, during Tet, and in February. At that time, the apricot tree produces pure white flowers.
Apricot trees have no fruit, with flower propagation done by cuttings. This leads to high prices as it requires a lot of effort and great technique.
Despite the high prices, apricot trees prove to be extremely attractive to buyers.
Rough and sinewy tree trunks and stumps 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 flower color symbolizes both luck and peace.
The Sa Pa apricot trees are covered with moss all over their bodies, with buds growing all over their branches. This serves to bring out the typical beauty of the Northwest mountains and forests.