Suzhou is nestled in a subtropical monsoon marine climate zone, mild and moist, with four distinctive seasons and adequate rainfall. Its summers and winters are long; springs and autumns are short. Known as a land of fish and rice, famous for its silk for long, the city has earned the fame of "the paradise on earth" , due to all these attributes.
The city has low and flat landforms with dense waterway networks, fertile farmland and rich produces. Suzhou has been farming rice, wheat, rapeseeds, produces cotton, mulberry and fruits; the special local produces contain loquat, citrus, Chinese chestnut, plum, osmanthus flowers, Biluochun tea, etc... Dao fish from the Yangtze River, hairy crabs from Yangcheng Lake, silver fish, white fish, white shrimps from Taihu Lake are well-known aquatic products.
The city flower is osmanthus flower.
The city tree is camphor tree.