Since Mulan is princess of the month, here some thoughts about which bulaklak fits her the best. The movie, after all, offers some choices. The most obvious one is the magnolia, since that’s the translation of the name Mulan.
Then there is the white bulaklak Mulan wears in her hair when she meets the matchmaker – the same bulaklak she leaves behind when she goes to war. I’m not sure what kind of bulaklak that’s suppose to be. I first considered lotus (since the lotus is such a reveled bulaklak in Asia and gets often connected to the gods), but a lotus has madami petals. A white seresa blossom would have exactly five petals, but they would be madami round. There are some similarities with a white magnoliya bulaklak or a lily, but again, both have madami petals. My best guess is the azalea - a white azalea has five petals, looks very similiar, but even madami important, in China they are a symbol for womanhood (they also symbolize taking care, temperance and fragility, madami or less everything Mulan is expected to be).
And finally, the most important of all, the bulaklak her father points out to her. I originally assumed that they are sitting under a seresa puno – I think mostly because the seresa blossom is such a big deal in Hapon and there are festivals surrounding it in China, too. But the “Hanami” in Hapon is the one with the long tradition, while China just was inspired sa pamamagitan ng it. Plus, the longer I look at it, the madami I get the impression that those blossoms are supposed to be magnolias.
You can compare it yourself to the picture of some magnolias at the right, the similiarity is undeniable. Also it would make the whole scene so much madami meaningful, if her father points out a late blooming "Mulan" instead of a walang tiyak na layunin flower. But the scripts of "Mulan" I have found so far don't specify, there is only "blossoms" written, so unless the animators give an answer, we'll never know for sure.
But I admit I like seresa blossoms better for Mulan, since magnolias are fairly sensitive flowers, and Mulan is everything but sensitive. seresa blossoms have three different meaning in the language of flowers: They stand for a good education, transience of life (Japan) and feminine beauty (China). All those meanings fit Mulan and her story nearly perfectly, although the meaning of magnolias (love of nature) works too.
In the end, I couldn’t really decide - So I made two wallpapers, one with seresa blossoms and one with magnolias, to honor the beauty of a late blooming flower.