Victoria, BC (on Vancouver Island)

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I just saw some Whitcomb-looking photos from Ross Bay Cemetery - I'll try to get them posted here.
     
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    'Rosea' may still be present there.
     
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    Here are the photos I took on Sunday at Ross Bay Cemetery

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Previous discussions about this tree are in the Whitcomb thread in the Cultivar IDs forum - see postings 6 and 8.
     
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    Ron, does this mean you think this is the Rosea?
     
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    No, it means that the former and perhaps also current presence of that cultivar in that location should be kept in mind when naming specimens found there. I think when I went there some years ago I saw a couple trees together that appeared to be what I took to be 'Rosea'.
     
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    Cherry trees in Beacon Hill Park on March 8, 2009

    Tree #1 - looks like Whitcomb? but the flowers were paler pink - there were very few flowers left on this tree, and it was really scrubby as you can see
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    Tree #2 - Fudan-zakura (P. serrulata)
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    Tree #3 - another Whitcomb? except again, the flowers are not a strong pink
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    The white one is the 'Fudan-zakura', a winter-blooming P. serrulata type. Yoshino cherries bloom later and belong to a different group. See the article I linked to above.
     
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    Thanks for the identification, Ron!
     
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    Here are some more trees in Ross Bay Cemetery (last Sunday) - wondering if these may be the elusive Rosea??
     

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    Photos taken 2009-04-04

    Meares Street west of Cook.
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    Accolades
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    and possibly Somei-yoshino?
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    Photos taken on 2009-04-09 on Trutch Street between Richardson Avenue and Fairfield Avenue

    on the boulevard (somei-yoshino, I think)

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    Jacobson: The first of the famous Yoshino Cherries (Prunus x yedoensis), were planted on Heywood Avenue and Trutch Street boulevards in the early 1930s. Yoshino is upright and spreading with pale pink flowers fading to white, during late March and early April.


    in garden of B&B

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-09 and 2009-04-13

    small tree on Collinson west of Trutch

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    blossoms look similar to these photos taken on 2009-04-11

    Pendergast east of Vancouver Street

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-07 on McClure at Cook Street

    southwest corner

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    McClure east of Cook Street

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-11 on Sutlej west of Cook Street

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    Wendy Cutler tells me this is a Rancho
     
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    Photos taken on 2009-04-11 on Vancouver at Park Blvd (NE corner)

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-11 on Heywood north of Park Blvd

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    Jacobson: The first of the famous Yoshino Cherries (Prunus x yedoensis), were planted on Heywood Avenue and Trutch Street boulevards in the early 1930s. Yoshino is upright and spreading with pale pink flowers fading to white, during late March and early April.
     
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    Photos taken on 2009-04-11 on Pendergast east of Vancouver

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-11 on Pendergast east of Vancouver

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    Tree #1

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    Tree #2

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-11 on Pendergast west of Vancouver

    Tree #1 (SW corner)

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    Tree #2 (NW corner) - Accolade

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-15 on Pendergast east of Heywood (other end of same block)

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-13 on Meares east of Cook Street

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    Tree #1

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    Tree #2

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    photos taken on 2009-04-13 on View Street between Cook and Ormond Street

    20090413_ViewOrmond_Dawes_0230.jpg I think these are all the same type

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    Victoria was amazing with all the blossoms lining many streets.
    Here are 2 images taken around Chinatown.
     

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    Photos taken on 2009-04-15 on Pendergast between Heywood and Vancouver

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