Mount Pleasant

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are two locations I discovered on a meetup group walk yesterday. Actually, the others were way ahead of me at this point. I veered off to see these three pruned 'Accolade' in the lane north of 8th west of Fraser. I guess the people here have a view without these trees in the way.
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    I want these quite nice large trees on 6th east of St George to be 'Jugatsu-zakura' ('Autumnalis', not 'Autumnalis Rosea'). They looked totally white (more white than in the photos), and some of the buds looked white, which was what I'd noticed on the only other confirmed 'Jugatsu-zakura', in Kerrisdale.
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    Here is one of the three 'Pandora' at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, in bloom. There seems to be some major re-landscaping project under way - the whole field is dug up and surrounded by a fence.
     

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    The 'Beni-shidare' tree in front of the heritage house on Yukon & 11th:
     

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    Re: Grandview-Woodland

    Youngish, vigorous Somei-Yoshino in the yard of Mount Pleasant School, at southeast corner of E. 7 and Guelph, already at blossom-fall on April 3, 2012. Two other cherries nearby; unidentifiable, as trees only in bud.
     

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    Rancho? On 6th Ave. (I think), near Sophia:

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, and it looks like another one behind it. Do you remember how many?
     
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    Nope - sorry. I don't know why I just noticed the one.
     
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    'Yae-beni-shidare' at the corner of Yukon & West 11th, across from the City Hall Annex. I enjoyed viewing the heritage house through its branches. And it's also a very pretty curtain through which to look at other buildings, downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
     

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    As per Wendy's wish, post #51:
    "I want these quite nice large trees on 6th east of St George to be 'Jugatsu-zakura' ('Autumnalis', not 'Autumnalis Rosea'). They looked totally white (more white than in the photos), and some of the buds looked white, which was what I'd noticed on the only other confirmed 'Jugatsu-zakura', in Kerrisdale."

    Three Jugatsu-zakura trees flourishing in front yard of strata complex at 550 E. 6th Avenue (south side E. 6th, between St. George and Carolina). Tall for Autumnalis, with sparse white flowers and, more importantly, white buds on January 11, 2013. Resident mentioned the trees bloom in December, making these the cherries of the 11th lunar month in cooler Vancouver.
     

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    The Whitcombs at Tea Swamp park, previously posted in Post #45, are just beginning to bloom:

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    Kanzan on 7th @ Manitoba

    The view of these Kanzan looking a block east and a block west on 7th @ Manitoba (just down from MEC) is looking very nice on this sunny day.
     

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    New Mount Pleasant Community Centre & Public Library

    The new Mount Pleasant Community Centre & Public Library at 7th and Main St. is sort of a Kanzen corner with blossoms on display looking south down Main St., west on W7th and east 3 blocks to Prince Edward St. (not much looking north except the mountains :) where the elementary school interrupts E7th.
     

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    The three Jugatsu-zakura on the south side of E. 6th, between Carolina and St. George are in bloom—again, within the same year—at December 4, 2013.

    From the abundance of the blossoms, it looks like they would have started to appear by the end of November, which would just squeeze them into the lunar calendar as the cherries of the tenth month.
     

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    A few Kanzan's on the east side of City Hall are now in bloom.
     

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    Some Kanzan trees behind the Hyundai Dealership @ Kingsway + St. George Street.
     
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    No pretty pictures here. These 'Kanzan' are all finished blooming, but none of them are on the map, and they're all full blocks, or almost full blocks, mostly both sides of the street. Tony Puddicombe put me onto 11th around Fraser, said he biked through there last weekend. Somehow, I have to learn how to assign work to scouts instead of taking assignments from scouts. Well, their loss. Here goes.

    I just decided to start a block east of Fraser, Prince Albert, and right out of the gate, here's a street of 'Kanzan' running from Broadway (9th) to 13th. With one new 'Shirofugen'. At least the 'Shirofugen' flowers still look good.
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    On 11th, the 'Kanzan' run from Prince Albert west to Prince Edward, five blocks, though they skip the block between Carolina and St. George. Though they skip the block east of Prince Albert, it looked like they pick up again east of St. Catherines. Here is looking east and west from Fraser. The first block west of Fraser is very lovely, nice houses that have been spiffed up. Here's a tree with 'Kanzan' growing off the trunk, but there are avium suckers from the ground and the tree is not in good shape.
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    All the cross-streets except Fraser have 'Kanzan' running from Broadway to Kingsway.
    Here are Carolina, looking north and south,
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    St George (riderlude81 reported part of this street), Guelph,
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    and Sophia (skips Prince Edward). This group of four private 'Kanzan' should look look nice with the street trees.
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    I'll pick up west of Main in the next posting.
     
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    Going west of Main on 11th, the 'Kanzan' pick up again at Ontario. Here they are on 11th at Ontario and at Columbia. The third photo is on Ontario up at 10th. I didn't walk up there. I know, one block. I'm sure they're 'Kanzan'.
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    At 115 W. 11th is what I think is a 'Beni-shidare' in a yard. No flowers left at all.
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    'Accolade' cherries on the north side of Vancouver City Hall are looking perfect right now, worth a trip. Across Yukon, the 'Beni-shidare', photographed in previous years, is also in bloom. And the 'Pandora' trees at Mount Pleasant Community Centre are in full bloom.
     

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    Could I add some pictures to the Mount Pleasant Pandora series? I took these on March 6, 2015.
     

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    Kanzan's last gasp
    There is a row of 'Kanzan' along 10th from Cambie to Yukon, and another row in the parking lot north of 10th. Among those trees are two that are barely hanging on to the name.
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    On Yukon at 10th, on the city hall side, is a nice-looking row of 'Kanzan'.
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    This neighbourhood has lots of stuff going on, particularly 'Kanzan' on 11th and 14th. I'll get to them another day. I was hoping to find an avium 'Plena', and at the end of my walk, I did, on Alberta just south of 12th, two trees.
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    I'm never really hoping to find a 'Kiku-shidare-zakura', but this one seems healthy enough, if characteristically ungainly. On 13th at Alberta.
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    'Kanzan', 'Shiro-fugen' and sweet cherries

    'Kanzan' on 11th are already on our map, running from Yukon to Fraser and beyond, skipping the occasional block. They're not shown here, as they look just like these next ones. On 14th, not on the map, they run three blocks, from Alberta to Ontario, and just a bit beyond Manitoba.
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    Many of these are low-grafted, or at least I'm assuming that those hefty roots belong to avium rootstock.
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    The great divide: the west side gets 'Kanzan'; the east side gets sweet cherries. Actually, that's not really true, but it's sort of the case on 14th. There are still a few 'Kanzan', but there are lots of sweet cherries around here. This is one of several in a lane running north perpendicular to 14th, just east of Ontario. It's a very large tree, with the trunk split from close to the ground.
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    There is one of the street trees that didn't start out as a sweet cherry.
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    Speaking of sweet cherries, I didn't make a note of what I wanted to check out on 14th near Manitoba (I think I wanted to confirm the 'Kanzan' ID; I see a note that a neighbour told me about the cherries here), but near to where my marker was is this very lovely young avium cherry. Does the term mazzard apply to trees that look like this, or to just those tall things that seem to be the most common shape?
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    In the mix along 14th at Manitoba, are single young 'Shiro-fugen'.
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    That was 14th. On 13th at Columbia is a single very nice-looking 'Kanzan' in a yard.
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    And on 15th west from Manitoba are several 'Kanzan' on the north side of the street.
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    Cherry of the Tenth Month?

    Private planting at 550 East 6th Street.
     
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    'Autumnalis Rosea'.
     

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