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  1. Mayling Chang

    Mayling Chang Active Member

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    Hi there,

    Please find some photos from the Sussex Avenue between Imperial St. and Rumble
    St. in Burnaby. Those cherry trees are in blossom. Best Regards. Mayling & Willy
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Re: Accolade

    Looks like the Whitcomb cherry.
     
  3. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Sure we have friends in Burnaby, and Scouts too. We'll start with one thread for the whole city, then see if there's enough activity to split it into areas.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Pretty near the Sussex location, on Nelson south of Imperial, there are a couple of Whitcombs out now, and it looks like Akebonos will be out in a couple of weeks on both sides of the street.

    There's a block of young Akebonos on Hedley Ave, south of Rumble, at the edge of the park, between Clinton and Portland Sts.
     
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    Here are two photos taken in the neighbourhood of Edmonds, east Burnaby.
    Location: 16th street between Edmonds St. and 16 Av.
    Status: whitcomb in 90% blooming. Thank you. Mayling & Willy
     

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    Sometimes we drove and saw cherry trees on the roads but felt regret without a camera to capture the beauty. However, these locations are close to the Boundary not far from my residence, so, we returned again and met a lady who had also come back the 2nd time that day.

    Reported date: April 13, 2008

    1. Location: Chesham Ave between Burke and Bond St.
    Status: Akebonos at their peak blooming for eleven trees

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    2. Location: Patterson at 5400
    Status: Three are 80% blooming, two at 50%

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    3. Location: Patterson at 5575
    Status: Three Somei-Yoshino at their peak (pale pink), and by the side of one Akebono at 80%.

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  7. eteinindia

    eteinindia Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Eastside of Central Park

    Tai Haku started blooming at the corner of Imperial and Willingdon.

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    There are several Umineko trees on both side of Willingdon.

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    Avium Plena? On Patterson opposite side of Pitch and Putt Parking.
    It has double flowers. It's not as big as wild single Avium Plena trees.

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    There are many Akebonos around there, too.

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Mariko, I think the Avium plena? is a Shirotae. Avium plena trees are often larger than the single Aviums (well, yes, I know they have to start small, but I've never seen a young one - I probably wouldn't recognize it). The blossoms are smaller than Shirotae, have more petals, the sepals have some purple in them and they curl back the way single Aviums do so there often isn't the star effect on the back of the flowers. And they're not close to being out yet in the West End. I've added two photos to the Avium plena thread in the Cherry Cultivar IDs Forum.
     
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    Prunus avium 'Plena' same as P. avium* except for petal count, including tall habit with vertical trunk(s) running up through the center. Tree shown has habit (and flowers) of 'Shirotae'.

    *A variable species
     
  10. eteinindia

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    Wendy and Ron, you are right! They are Shirotae.
    Today I went to check again and now I understand.
    They are between the woods and Buildings and a bit slower than nearby Shirotae and were at the early stage of blooming.

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    Today I found 3 small Kiku-shidare-Zakura in front of the condos named "Park Ave. Towers" at 4134 & 4194 Maywood St.

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    Tai Haku at the corner of Imperial St. & Willingdon St. are in full bloom now.
    Also Ukon at the same spot just started to bloom.

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    Umineko is finishing on Willingdon St.

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    These Kanzans on Union going both directions from Esmond (one block east of Boundary), facing west, then east. I had no idea they were there, but I could see them from several blocks west of Boundary, so I just kept driving toward them.
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    Several Amanogawas line the street on Douglas west of Halifax, outside the Masonic Cemetary. One is dead and another is being taken over by its Avium rootstock, but the others look pretty nice. I thought they were a little wide for Amanogawa, but by then I'd seen the ones Anne posted in the Cultivars ID forum and they look pretty similar to that, so unless someone says those aren't Amanogawa, that's what I'm calling these.
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    Re: Burnaby Central Park - Ukon and Tai Haku

    At the South-East corner of Central Park is a beautiful garden of cherries and other spring flowers. There are 3 large Ukon and 1 Tai Haku along Imperial, and several more Tai Haku inside the golf course fence.
    Although the overall appearance of the Ukons is only discreetly yellowish, in closeup many of the flowers were distinctly striped with kool-aid green.

    The last 2 photos are of a nearby young Tai Haku where Willingdon meets Patterson.
    We noticed that the pronounced pink centres on the older flowers was not from the petals (which stay white) but the red stamens and the centre of the sepals. Once the petals start to fall, the rest of the sepal seems to change quickly from green to red.
     

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    Re: Burnaby Central Park - Ukon and Tai Haku

    I love the description, Teresa. Check out the currently named "Not-a-Ukon" thread in the Cultivar IDs forum. Mariko thinks they're Gyoiko and has some links to post to support her theory, though we've considered that before and were skeptical. We'll get the links posted soon.
     
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    Nine young Serrulas at 6677 South Oaks Crescent, Burnaby, across from the Nikkei Heritage Centre. From Kingsway eastbound past Gilley Avenue, there are two access points since South Oaks loops around back to Kingsway. Make a right turn at the 2nd South Oaks (off to your left South Oaks becomes Sperling). The Serrula grove comes up very shortly on your right.
     

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  15. eteinindia

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    Autumn Colours in November

    Autumn in 2008 was warm and beautiful.
    We could enjoy autumn colours on November 14.
    I didn't take photos in spring but I believe they are Shirofugen.
     

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    Re: Burnaby - FIRST POSTING FOR 2009

    First posting in 2009

    Whitcomb Started to Bloom

    Whitcombs around the condo at the corner of McKay & Kingsborough Blvd started to bloom.

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    The one at the corner of the parking is a bit slower than the ones around the condo.

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    Such wonderful pics. You are a bit further North than I. But, maybe this mean there is really Spring coming somewhere? I am soooooo tired of rain, cold wind, and generally crappy weather. barb
     
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    Friends in North Burnaby told us about the blooming cherry trees in their neighborhood, so we went for a look. And lo behold! What a fantastic sea of flowers in Cliff, Belcarra and Malibu area! For more pictures, click on this slide/video.

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    On Sperling Ave., we saw a few perhaps Somei-Yoshino (we failed to find any staminode) and many Uminekos lining the street. In the quiet small street of Grant Place, the pinkish white Akebonos form such a beautiful canopy! For more pipctures, click on this slide/video.

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  20. eteinindia

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    Dingren, there are such beautiful Akebono spots in Burnaby!!
    They are really beautiful.

    I went to Southoak Cr. on April 16. There are more than 100 Akebonos in rows.
    But they are much younger than yours and some are pollarded and not good shape.

    There are Birch bark cherries Anne found in front of New Sakura-So. but they are not started blooming yet. I wonder why they planted Chinese cherry in front of the Japanese-Canadian's Senior Home. There are some Chinese-Canadian, too?? Or they are Japanese Hill cherry???
    There are white Pendulas in the garden of Nikkei Center (Japanese community center).
     
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    There is a small park at the SE corner of Central Park. (Imperial St. & Willingdon Ave.)
    1 Tai-Haku and 4 Ukons were very beautiful and there are 3 Tai-Hakus in side the fence of Pitch & Putt. They were same condition on April 28.
     
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    When I was driving along Central Park I saw trees like Prunus emarginata (bitter cherry, native to BC) on Patterson Ave., so I parked and checked.
    There are 2 places of real P. emarginata, totally 3 trees.
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    The first picture looks like 2 trees but right side is a branch of the left tree.
    In one tree in left part , leaves are rather smaller than others.
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    The other place looked like P. emarginata was an apple tree, I believe.
    It has very large flowers.
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    When I drove around I found Pink Perfections after the peak bloom near Patterson & Mayberry. There are about 15 small trees in a small park and a few more in the yard of Condo at the north of the small park.
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    After the peak bloom some of the leaf-like things in the flower opened but dark pink center part stayed as it was.
     
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    SFU cherries are blossoming

    These pictures were taken during the last 3 days. They are located across from Strand Hall at SFU next to Academic Quadrangle (AQ).
     

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    I thought so - a grove of about 20 trees, all Shirofugens except for three Pink Perfections off in the corner that show up in the foreground of Tarja's second photo. Campus was almost deserted, but the one guy I found to ask where the cherries were knew right away what I was asking about.
     

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    On Nelson, running south of Imperial for at least four blocks are maybe teenage or a bit older 'Akebono' on both sides of the street.
     

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