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  1. meb

    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Somei-yoshino (?) on the property of the housing complex at the entrance to Jericho Beach Park.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    A full block of Shirotae in bloom on Highbury between 6th and 7th Avenues. The trees are on the property of a condo and next to the sidewalk. On the boulevard side of the sidewalk, the City has planted Kanzan cherries. Some years the blooming time overlaps and we can walk under a lovely canopy from the two cherries. The Kanzan buds are showing some pink. Maybe this will be one of those years. Stay tuned!
     
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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Here are those Shirotae on Highbury between 6th and 7th. The second picture shows the ones on 6th. Doesn't look like this year we'll see the kanzan and shirotae meeting up for a double show.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Amanogawa at the Yacht Club on Pt Grey Rd and Highbury.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Kanzans and what's left of the Shirotae on Highbury between 6 and 7th. Then, the row of Kanzans on Highbury from 6th to 10th.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Bellevue Ave blooms from mid cherry season through to the end. 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' past bloom (next year I'll have to get there on time) and ''Takasago' looking pretty good although also past peak bloom.

    'Kanzan' are in bloom on the street and a few 'Shirofugen' are just starting to show some blossoms.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Avium 'Plena' in bloom on Highbury between 4th and 1st.

    The grove of 'Shiro-fugen' at Spanish Banks East Concession. One is in full bloom and the other 4 are partially in bloom.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There was almost nothing on the map south of 10th in this neighbourhood, so I went looking for 'Kanzan'. I found some, but my favourite find of the day was this large beautiful, probably ungrafted 'Shirotae' in a yard on 13th just east of Wallace. It's past peak bloom.
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    Here is another 'Shirotae' on 15th east of Tolmie.
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    In the same area, on Sasamat at the corner of 15th is a very tall 'Amanogawa'.
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    At the end of 15th at Blanca, looking east, several 'Kanzan' on the block are pretty showy for an area with not many of this tree.
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    The best 'Kanzan' street in the area is for sure 12th between Discovery and Courtenay. The view is beautiful looking both directions from the hill mid-block.
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    On 12th at Wallace are two 'Kanzan' that were visible three blocks away, as they hang out over the street. I expected to find a block of trees, was amused to see just two. (I was also bemused, but at that point, a friend was driving, so it wasn't such an inconvenience to have gone out of the way to see these)
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    On 15th between Trimble and Sasamat are four 'Shirofugen', two on private property and two on the boulevard in front of that property. They're just starting to open, should be very nice in another week.
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    A few private trees in this area:
    11th and Discovery, a 'Yae-beni-shidare'
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    12th between Courtenay and Discovery, a 'Beni-shidare'
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    12th and Crown, a 'Kiku-shidare-zakura'.
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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Lots of trees to keep track of next year south of 10th. Thanks, Wendy.

    One more post of a 'Shiro-fugen' on Crown at 8th.
     

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    'Shiro-fugen' at Locarno Beach and then another at the housing complex on 2nd at Wallace. This housing complex across from Jericho beach has 6 'Kanzan', 4 'Somei-Yoshino' or 'Akebono' (not sure which) and this 'Shiro-fugen'.

    A happy day at the beach.
     

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    Interestingly, we can still see two story cherry flowers with two colors at Locarno Beach.

    Some small flowers may be due to malnourished.

    What are those green structures in the flower, phylloid or sepals?
    They look like large Kiku-zakura.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Except these 'Shirofugen' flowers would need another 50-75 petals to compete with 'Kiku-zakura'.

    All those green things look like phylloid pistils to me.
     
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    On the southside of W. 14, west of Wallace, behind Lord Byng Secondary, Atsumori has opened a few blossoms at March 24, 2015.
     

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    there are several trees on both sides of Tolmie between Fifth and Fourth Avenues. I think they are Somei-yoshimo but I am very new identifying trees. This is a spectacular setting. This was viewed on March 27,2015
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    These are 'Akebono', and it's interesting to see how much they have grown since they were last posted in 2009. You can check our map (get to it from http://vcbf.ca/neighbourhood-maps) to see if trees you find have already been identified for you.
     
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    Atsumori is now in bloom on the southside of W. 14, west of Wallace behind Lord Byng Secondary.
     

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    Early days, but a few blossoms of Avium Plena are open on NW corner of Highbury and West 2nd.
     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are some 'Akebono', past their best now, on West 2nd, west of Blanca,
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    on Drummond west of Blanca
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    and on Blanca at 2nd, in a private driveway.
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    This 'Yae-beni-shidare' on Drummond west of Blanca is quite large but hard to see, partly obscured by a hedge.
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    Years ago I found three late-blooming trees at 6th and Drummond that I figured had to be 'Shirotae'. Now just one remains, not at all in bloom, while other 'Shirotae' very nearby were past their peak. I still don't believe it can be that cultivar.
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    These 'Akebono' will one day form a nice arch over West 14th at Sasamat.
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    Beautiful 'Atsumori' on West 14 Ave, west of Wallace is in full bloom today.
    May be the only 'Atsumori' in Vancouver now; on the Easter Parade we noticed the 'Atsumori' on Lagoon Drive , east of Pitch and Putt entrance in Stanley Park is 'gone'.

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    Tree at 3792 West 3rd Ave, tagged as Prunus serrulata 'Shiro-fugen':
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    A lone Kanzan beckoning at Jean Beaty Park.

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