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    Adorable 'Snofozam' on York, west of Trafalgar.
     
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    Four 'Stellata' at Museum of Vancouver, looking good today.
     
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    'Akebono' at entrance to Museum of Vancouver.
     
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    Good-looking 'Somei-yoshino' at Museum of Vancouver.
     
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    Two stately Oshima-zakura starting to bloom on the east side of Kitsilano Park Tennis Courts.
    Will be fantastic in a few days.
     
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    Trees at 2091 West 8th at corner of Arbutus St.:
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    'Akebono'. Did you notice the tree on the northwest corner of 8th and Arbutus? It's been posted here a few times, particularly some years ago when we were trying to figure out what it was. 'Colt', a dwarfing rootstock. I'm sure it used to be a 'Kanzan', think I saw one red bud in the centre the first time I saw the tree. The flowers are just about out, but it's not as showy as these. Very fragrant, though.

    Speaking of 'Colt', I found another one, behind some townhouses on Cypress north of 6th. I saw this from 6th Ave (first photo shows my first view of it), had to trespass to get to the back of the house. It's very tall, and necessarily narrow in a very confined space. I was confused at first, then wondered about the fragrance, went to the one on 8th to compare and decided they were the same.
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    And some 'Akebono' trees at the southwest corner of Delamont Park, at 7th and Arbutus.
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    I'll check it out the next time I'm in the area. Thanks.
     
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    Three 'Spire' west of Kitsilano Pool.

    Noticeable is the pink staining on the petals.


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    Schmitt cherry are blooming on Balsam between Cornwall and York. Leafing out, too.
     
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    Beautiful 'Afterglow' on Balaclava between 5th and 6th.

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    And a sandwich of 'Akebono' and 'Afterglow'.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Wow, you almost made those things look attractive.
     
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    Returned to Tatlow Park at MacDonald and Point Grey Rd - the four young trees shown here are 'Tai-haku'. The five old trees (not shown) are 'Ukon'. Too bad they are not the same.

    The last photo shows one 'Ukon' branch with bud against a backdrop of 'Tai-kaku' (in bloom now).
     
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    Mature ito-zakura looking majestic today on west side of Vine St, south of W5 Ave.
     
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    Unidentified Sargent Hybrid cherry trees on Balsam north of W3rd Ave, starting to bloom.
     
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    The twins. Nice pair of 'Beni-shidare' on south side of W1st Ave, east of Larch.

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    Nice old 'Beni-shidare' at house on SW corner of Trafalgar and W2Ave. Worth a look, especially if you like forsythia, too.
     
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    Tree at 3096 Yew St.:
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    Beautiful 'Shirotae'. This cultivar can be very sickly, but when they're nice, they're outstanding. I'd have expected that address to be at 16th, but I see it's near 15th.
     
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    'Tai-haku' are blooming later than last year (see post #197)

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    And 'Hosokawa-nioi' poised to bloom later as well.

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    A couple of 'Hosokawa-nioi' blossoms at the base of tree.
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    'Kanzan' starting to bloom on north side of West 1st Ave, west of Chestnut. Some of the first to bloom in the city this year.

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    Tree at 2175 West 16th Ave:
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    Tree at 2961 West 5th Ave:
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