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  1. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    I found a street of (mostly) really big, beautiful 'Ichiyo'. It's the 3400 block 43rd, between Collingwood and Blenheim. There are two or three 'Shiro-fugen' at one end of the block (same situation on Vivian St.). Obviously the people who were sent out to plant the trees could tell the difference, as they had the good sense to keep the cultivars separate, so I'd guess it was a nursery screw-up.
     

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    These 'Akebono' on Kullahun Drive haven't put in an appearance for two years. This is the perfect time to see them.
     

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    'Ukon' in the median on 16th between Blenheim and MacDonald in full bloom along with the line of 'Kanzan' on the boulevard. Great Earth Day celebration.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Between party venues, I drove the long way around because I don't like turning left, and found a new set of four Prunus avium 'Plena' on the west side of Blenheim north from 24th, three old and one much younger, and one more on the east side of the street.
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    There are two 'Kanzan' on the east side of the street as well.
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    Yes, 'Somei-yoshino'. I didn't realize they were in question, so didn't take a photo of the flowers, but I did look to see if there were hairs on the pedicels and there are. Maybe one of the people on the walk will post flower photos on the meetup site and let me use them.
     

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    Young Somei-Yoshino boulevard trees on West 20th at Carnarvan, and tree in private garden on the corner, all in bloom now (ID2519). The 2013 photo is of the yard tree.
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Hmm. I'm the one who said they looked like 'Somei-yoshino' from looking at them on Janet's camera; also, the label said "yedoensis" and not Akebono, and they were in bloom before the nearby 'Akebono'. Now seeing the blossom photo on a larger screen, I'd want to see them again when they're fully open to confirm the ID.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is an unusual tree: a grafted 'Somei-yoshino', on the SW corner of 38th and Collingwood.
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    Here are some other trees seen on our meetup group walk yesterday.

    Ito-zakura on the south side of 36th near Collingwood.
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    Beni-shidare in a yard at 36th and Highbury. There are often (always?) little cars parked here - these are Nissan Figaros. Google street view shows more cars than were there yesterday.
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    The single pendula trees were in full bloom, but not so 'Yae-beni-shidare', this one on 36th at Highbury.
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    There are two or three 'Rancho' on 37th between Collingwood and Blenheim.
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    A new 'Snow Goose' just opening on 31st at Blenheim.
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    These 'Akebono' on 37th and Highbury are already on the map. If they all turn out like the second photo (mostly rootstock growth), they're not going to be on the map for long. And one of them is a good-looking 'Accolade' (third photo), at 3830 W 37th.
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    I have the 'Akebono' on 42nd and Collingwood marked as "big old trees". Ron B insisted one year I find some of those ones with the huge trunks. OK, got 'em.
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    Pendula flowering beside magnolias on the south side of 16th between Dunbar and Collingwood, best seen when driving uphill. Also young boulevard trees on the north side of 16th above Dunbar are now blooming.
    On the corner of Blenheim and Quesnel, a mid-sized tree is almost finished, but young boulevard trees are in full flower.
     

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    Whitcomb cherry at the corner of Blenheim and Puget has been in flower for a week. Very pink initially, now fading to white.
     

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    At SW corner of W. 20 and Wallace, Shujaku has opened its first blossoms on March 24, 2015.
     

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    Ito-zakura is finishing its bloom at SW corner W. 36 and Collingwood on March 24, 2015.
     

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    C'mon, that supposed to be the last thing to open (ok, 3rd to last), after 'Shirofugen', which have no open flowers yet. Clearly, it's not open, but it's only a few days away. Such pretty flowers.
     
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    The Star Cherry at the SW corner of W. 37 and Collingwood is finishing its bloom on March 25, 2015.
     

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    The three Rancho trees on W. 37 east of Collingwood are past peak bloom on March 24, 2015.
     

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    The Tai-haku trees along Blenheim from W38-41, are in full bloom on March 24, 2015.
     

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    Shujaku is in full bloom at SW corner of W. 20 and Wallace, on April 1, 2015.
     

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    Mikuruma-gaeshi is past peak bloom in the meridian on the south side of King Edward, just west of Highbury, at April 1, 2015.

    Neighbouring Tai-haku also in bloom. See next post.
     

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    Tai-haku just past peak bloom with its red eyes, on the meridian south side of King Edward, west of Highbury, at April 1, 2015.
     

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    The Shirotae, pushing itself in front of a row of plane trees, at the NW corner of W. 26 and Highbury is just past peak bloom on April 1, 2015.

    It looks like it was grafted low to the ground (as in Japan), and the tree is tall and spreading, one of few that can match the spread of the great three Shirotae trees at Kensington Community Centre.
     

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    Nice double row of Shirofugen on W24, west of Highbury. Just starting to bloom.
    Pink and white blossoms.
     

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    Nice Shirofugen tree(not nice picture)at 41 near Crown St.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That tree made an appearance in Ornamental Cherries in 2008, see
    Is this Kanzan or not?
    Mariko was pretty certain it was not 'Shiro-fugen', and I was wondering about that when I saw this on google streetview -
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    and then I remembered seeing it before. Mariko was also pretty certain it was not 'Kanzan'. We didn't remember to check it after that, and no determination was ever made.
     
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    I was sure it is Shirofugen when I saw it from the bus. On picture it is not clear. But all Kanzan around already not in bloom. We can wait until next year but this tree is very different from others
     
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    I came across this group of seven 'Shiro-fugen' on Crown at 39th (so close to the tree Nadia just posted, but I hadn't paid attention yet to her posting, my loss). I originally asked myself if I had to care about a group of trees treated with so little regard for their natural shape. It turns out these were planted by Bob and Marie Dunn around 30 years ago, and they were very proud of how beautiful they looked hanging over the street, yet on trunks high enough to avoid being hit by cars and trucks. By co-incidence, in Mariko's posting of the mystery tree on 41st (see my previous posting), she included a photo of these trees. The first one here is her photo from 2008, and the others are from yesterday.
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    I hadn't known Bob, but "no stranger under the cherry tree", he invited me into his lovely garden and told me the story of the moving of a house in Dunbar along his street a few years ago (I found what seems to be the story, from 2012). He had an agreement with the moving company and the city, documented in a letter from the city, that the movers would take down and replace the younger trees across the street at their expense and would only lightly prune his trees, but at moving time, they came and chopped away the streetside of his trees and moved the house through.
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