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  1. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    Tree at 2636 West 3rd Ave:
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    Tree at NW corner of West 3rd Ave and Balsam St:
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  3. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    These are sweet cherries, Prunus avium, and we are not considering them ornamental cherries (to myself, I call them "business cherries" rather than ornamentals) and don't put them on the map, unless they are extraordinary big old trees. There are a lot of them around town, some of which were deliberately planted, and many of which started life as the rootstock for an ornamental. You will see plenty of trees with half white and half red flowers (the red either 'Rancho' or 'Kanzan'), or one half 'Akebono'. The easiest way to identify them is by the circles in the centre, since the sepals are curled back, so you don't get the star effect that you get from the single white ornamental cherries.

    There is an ornamental double white cultivar of this, avium 'Plena', which is in our book, and which we do put on the map.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    'Kiku-shidare-zakura'. Bigger flowers, more congested than 'Yae-beni-shidare'. They have a very short life-span, like a few years, though there are a few older trees around. The mismatch between the tops and the rootstock is usually glaringly terrible.
     
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    Five old 'Ukon' in bloom now at this location.

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  6. Junglekeeper

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    Tree at 3449 West 7th Ave, fighting for space with its neighbours:
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    Update on Apr 27, 2017:
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    More photos attached to original post.
     
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    Shirotae at Cypress St & 8th Ave (they already mapped)
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    Ukon at the ne corner of Cornwall & Arbutus
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    Wendy Cutler reminded me of the trees on Maple and 14th. Two 'Shogetsu' in bloom now.

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    You are right, Wendy ...the 'Kiku-zakura' on Maple at 14th are further along than the ones on Gravely and Garden.
    These trees are larger and presumably older.


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    I was a bit late for peak bloom of 'Hosakawa-nioi'; it's almost finished now.

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I got there on time, but they weren't in focus and it was last week already. I'm a little behind. This location is called Seaforth Peace Park. There are a few other cherries here as well as a very dark pink crab apple. Here is the 'Hosokawa-nioi' and some 'Kanzan' from April 28. The 'Hosokawa-nioi' has fewer and fewer flowers every year. I don't expect it to be around much longer, though there is a lot of growth from the trunk. I hope it's been propagated.
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have to post these from April 28. Here are a couple of good 'Ama-no-gawa' finds. The first one has everything going for it - attractive setting, room to grow, healthy-looking tree. At Trutch and 5th, as tall as the house.
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    If I remember correctly, there are two very tall 'Ama-no-gawa' at 5th and Vine, on what appears to be a group of properties with several cherry trees. There is also the new 'Ama-no-gawa' that looks so little, but it's twice the height of these people, who were not concerned when I said that their photo was going to appear here. The flowers are from the young tree.
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    There are two nice 'Kanzan' and a 'Beni-shidare' on the property.
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is a 'Shiro-fugen' at 3151 W. 7th, already open last week.
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  17. Junglekeeper

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    Two trees ('Ama-no-gawa'?) at the head of walkway leading to 2124-2144 West 8th Ave.:
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    Yes. :)
     

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