In botany, blossoms are the flowers of stone fruit trees (genus Prunus ) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely for a period of time in spring .
Colloquially, flowers of orange are referred to as such as well. Peach blossoms (including nectarine ), most cherry blossoms, and some almond blossoms are usually pink . Plum blossoms, apple blossoms, orange blossoms, some cherry blossoms, and most almond blossoms are white .
Blossoms provide pollen to pollinators such as bees, and initiate cross -pollination necessary for the trees to reproduce by producing fruit .
Blossom trees have a tendency to lose their flower petals in wind -blown cascades, often covering the surrounding ground in petals. This attribute tends to distinguish blossom trees from other flowering trees .