Appreciation: A world of cherry blossoms

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I have started this thread at the suggestion of @wcutler.
    If anybody in England is on this forum with Cherry tree Spring photos then please add.

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    Edited by wcutler: if the Maples people can post photos in a single thread from all around the world, I think the Cherry fans can too, and some have started to do that, in a thread that I want to keep on its original track, so I have renamed this thread that @Acerholic called Cherry trees of England, and I am inviting anyone who is living outside the area covered by the VCBF (Vancouver and the lower mainland) or Victoria or Japan, which have their own threads, to show off your cherry trees here.
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    I hope to add photos of these beautiful trees next Spring, but will start with two now that I have already posted. Mount Fuji and Amanogawa.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I suggest including close up view so details of flowers can be seen
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Will do Ron, thanks for the advice. My wife and I are recently retired so have the time next Spring to search and photograph the Cherries here in England. Hope we can do the thread proud.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This photo is of new fruit forming on a Prunus Avium (Mazzard Cherry) growing wild very close to me this morning. The Blackbirds are going to love these.

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Found this Prunus subhirtella Winter flowering cherry this morning whilst out walking. Such a pretty sight on a very cloudy dank day in England. It's not all about Spring blossom!!!
     

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    wow, the flower is beautiful. it makes you feel like a japan vibe around it.
     
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    Good morning, yes I agree, but more importantly it started flowering in November when everything else around it is dropping leaves. Very cheerful!!!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    So exciting, our local council is planting new Cherries all around where I live as I type this. Can't wait to see and post photos in the Spring.
     
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    22nd March 2021 and the Cherries are now starting their show. This one I wake up to every morning when I open the curtains. Prunus serrulata. Puts a smile on my face immediately, so not a bad way to start the day.
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    Edit, after information from Ron, I will leave this as a cherry that is unknown at this time, but still enjoy it every Spring. Hope the photos are enjoyed also.
    Edit 2 .. After a very good suggestion from @wcutler I am now proposing that this is Prunus Pandora.
     
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    Maybe something like a x yedoensis seedling but definitely not a serrulata type.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    That's interesting as it was on the local plans as a serrulata. I will investigate further.
     
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    Prunus serrulata Lindl. is actually a double white garden cherry despite the lingering antique botanical naming (in the past all plants whether horticultural forms or not were given species style names using botanical Latin).

    Prunus serrulata - Trees and Shrubs Online
     
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    Flowering Prunus/cherry trees are ubiquitous here. I went for a walk last weekend to a nature park I hadn't visited before, about 20 km from where I live, and there was pink everywhere. Not only Prunus, but Magnolias too.

    There's an Ilex conservatory there too, but it will only open in May. I've already been there, they also have quite a few "Japanese maples", so more photos to come in a few weeks' time...
     
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    I wonder about Prunus 'Pandora' for this. I see that they are available in the UK. Well, our Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver handbook (Douglas Justice, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2014, p. 26) says they were developed in England in 1939 as a cross between P. subhirtella and P. yedoensis. I'm going by the tree shape and the narrow petals. And the blooming time.
     
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    Wow Wendy, I think you have got it, I've checked the local plans as it was planted by the council in 1970 and although it says serrulata it was purchased from Hilliers ( our local nursery) who sell the Pandora as a good small road side tree with 5 single lobed flowers which this is.

    I will edit my posting to say that this is a very strong possibility

    Thankyou
     
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    Out for a different walk this morning to search for more Cherries when we came across this Prunus pandora. Not a nice backdrop, but the tree deserved a photo and mention.
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    A few days ago, on the TV news, there were pictures from Japan of people taking selfies in parks on "Sakura day"...
     
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    Lots on YouTube atm, it is amazing to see after the last year of nobody out there ..... Really enjoying watching their Cherries.
     
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    "Sakura day" in my garden : cherry-tree 'Napoleon'. Nice contrast with a Japanese quince that still has many flowers. If it doesn't freeze, I should have a few quince, and kilos of cherries :

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    Beautiful Alain, what a magical contrast..
     
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    I like details like this small shoot flowering on the trunk :

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    Several of these were planted in my road in September 2020 and now the blossom has arrived, 'on one at least'. Prunus avium.
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    Even has the bees arriving already, so that's double the good news.
     
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    Hmm. That doesn't say 'avium' to me. Let's see a good shot of the flowers, front and back, on a sunny day.
     
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    It's one like 'Snow Goose' or 'Umineko'.
     
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    Good, thanks, that's what I was thinking.
    There is no way to tell just by looking at it which of the two it is. My rule used to be that it's 'Snow Goose' unless it's an old tree, but then @Douglas Justice went and planted an ungrafted 'Umineko' among the new Peter Wharton Cherry Grove plantings at UBCBG. So now I have to add that if it's not old and it's grafted, it's 'Snow Goose'. These all seem to be low-grafted.
     

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