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Discussion in 'VCBF Cultivar Locations' started by Hilda, Mar 4, 2008.
There is a lovely group of Whitcomb blooming on 39th Avenue just west of Highbury.
These are a VCBF Festival Favourite this year, and are reported now in the Dunbar thread.
Hilda, thanks for giving me the idea to also include threads for each cultivar here, where we'll list the best locations the scouts find for each type of tree. So anyone else with great Whitcombs, display them in your neighborhood and link to them from here.
[I'm adding the botanical name:] Prunus x subhirtella 'Whitcomb'
The West End Neighbourhood Blog has lots of good Whitcombs in addition to the 2008 Festival Favourite at Haro Park Manor (edited by wcutler 2011dec30: those are no longer there!). My favourites are at
Nicola mini-park at Pendrell
further down Nicola at Beach Ave, and
Nelson, three locations in the block between Bute and Jervis.
Two locations on the Stanley Park golf course: NE corner, photos, and NW corner, photos.
The collection eteinindia posted in Mt Pleasant at 15th and Sophia sounds like a good candidate for a festival favourite.
* 18 Whitcomb cherry trees were blooming beautifully in McSpadden Park at Victoria and 5 Ave., Vancouver
see pictures from Grandview Woodland neighbourhood (candidate)
* A Whitcomb at UBC on Agricultural Rd between 99 Chairs coffee shop and Klinck building started blooming before Feb 12, still looking good March 14. see pictures from UBC neighbourhood
*only one Whitcomb at the corner of westside of Marine Crescent & 50 Ave, see pictures from Kerrisdale neighbourhood (candidate)
* 20 Whitcomb cherry trees in west side of Tisdale Street between 45 and 49 Ave, see pictures from Oakridge neighbourhood (favourite candidate)
* Also Oakridge: lane west of Oak St at 45th is another group of six 'Whitcomb', see photos.
*22 Whitcomb cherry trees at 612 North Road, see pictures from Coquitlam
* Whitcomb trees at 59Ave. & Main Strret, see pictures from Sunset (candidate); also
* southwest corner of Prince Edward and E. 51 Ave. (Sunset Community Centre Ice Rink), see pictures
* Grandview_McSpadden Park, at 5th Ave. & Victoria Dr. see pictures - more pictures from Grandview-Woodland, candidate for 2009
Whitcomb locations not already mentioned:
Burnaby: McKay and Kingsborough, around condo property; also
16th street between Edmonds St. and 16 Ave, see pictures
Sussex Avenue between Imperial St. and Rumble, see pictures, also near the Sussex location, on Nelson south of Imperial, a couple of trees not photographed
17 'Whitcomb' trees off Aubrey at Ayshire and Arvin Ct, see photos.
[added by wcutler 2012mar18: Burnaby Art Gallery at Deer Lake, see photos.
22nd Street Skytrain Station, see photos, and same posting, Victory at Royal Oak, and Royal Oak at Victory.
Downtown: north end of Denman
Hastings-Sunrise: Nanaimo, south of Cambridge on the east side, no photos
Kensington-Cedar Cottage: Fleming and East 32, one nice big old tree; also
east side of Knight street, between E. 17 and E. 18, see photos
Dumfries between 21st and 22nd, three trees, see photos
Bruce, a couple of trees around 39th, see photos
Killarney: Champlain Heights Community Centre, two trees
Kitsilano: Whyte near Maple; also
6th at Maple, in a small park, see photo
1st west of Balsam, see photos.
Marpole: 59th near Fremlin at entrance to the MOCC parking lot
Also on Rockpoole Dr at The Springs at Langara, see photos.
Renfrew-Collingwood: Clive Avenue, between Spencer and McHardy
also five older 'Whitcomb' on Manor Street between Queens and Wellington Avenues, photos. Here's a summer view of one of the trees from google street view.
Seven 'Whitcomb' off Ascot near McGeer at Regent Court, see photos.
Shaughnessy: Marguerite between King Ed and Nanton at Shaughnessy School, east side of the street (Accolades on the west side)
West Vancouver: Argyle Street at 21st and 22nd Streets
Definitely not a timely posting - more 'Whitcomb' locations.
Fairview: Two trees blooming in front of a small condominium on the north side of 16th at Ash, photos. Two 'Whitcomb' on Lamey's Mill Road at The Castings, and nearby on Forge Walk, between the Seawall and Sitka Square, photos.
16th at Ash, see photos
Kitsilano: two Whitcombs on Whyte east of Mapl, photos.Also three Whitcombs are on 1st Avenue just west of Balsam, photos.
Marpole: Rockpoole (near Columbia) at 59th, several 'Whitcomb' around the apartment building circular drive, see photos.
Richmond: Three Whitcombs and one Accolade are growing along Chatham St at the Bus Station near 2nd Ave. See photo. Also 12 Whitcombs fencing the Alderwood Place at 8705 General Currie Road, photos. Eight large trees at intersection of Hazelbridge Way and Alexandra Road, photos. One at Dorchester Circle(the first driveway on the left). Two more Whitcomb tree are found inside Vanturi Park court (7151 Moffatt road), photos.
Riley Park: on E 18th between Prince Albert and Sophia, 'Whitcomb' and 'Accolade', photos. This is near the trees at 15th and Sophia that are posted in in Mount Pleasant. And two trees in a yard at the NW corner of Yukon and 27th, photos.
Strathcona: Prior on the the block west of Hawks is an apartment complex with six young 'Whitcomb' trees bordering the entrance to the parking are, see photos.Also, the supposedly earliest to bloom 'Whitcomb' in the city is behind the Firehall Theatre on Gore at Cordova. These guys want their tree to be a festival favourite, but they won't post a photo. Here's a photo of the tree not really in bloom.
Two trees on Alexander at Princess, see photo.
Terminal east of Main, see photos.
UBC: three trees on Marine Drive at University, photos.
West Vancouver: one nice tree at the seawall and 19th, photos.
Here are new locations:
North Vancouver: 4th and Mahon, see photos.
Also, a lovely young tree in front of a church E. 10th Street at St. Georges, see photos.
White Rock: Victoria Ave west from Martin Dr (west of Beachview), 4 Whitcomb cherry around building, see photos. Also Merklin Str between Russell and Thrift, see photos.
Also, 29A east of Northcrest, see photos.
Northcrest east of 142, see photos.
141 near 30A, photos.
On 162a Str between 13 and 14 ave 6 'Whitcomb' cherries, photos
132A St, 20A Ave, a tall 'Whitcomb' tree, photos
15A Ave at 130 St, one very nice 'Whitcomb', photos