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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    This morning was bright and sunny where I live and the Cherries are now in full bloom. This long row of what I believe is Prunus avium Plena has double flowers and green leaves with serated edges.
    They are about 100yds from us and so my wife and I enjoy them year after year. I hope you do also.
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    For my next offering, I thought that this maybe a Kanzan Cherry that is about 800 yards from us. It's very pretty and only around 12 ft tall, there are several in this area. The sun and blue sky behind it made for a nice shot IMO, so I added one to the posting.
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    Yes on both IDs. :)
    Nice clear photos too.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Thanks Wendy, a big cheer from me when I saw your reply for getting a couple right.
     
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    It's the 29th April 2021 and this is my very own Cherry, Prunus Amanogawa, it is now in full blossom. It has suffered some damage over the years, hence some rather drastic pruning to one side, but it always cheers us up. It's around 15ft tall if anybody wants to know the height.
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    The pruning doesn't look too drastic. They never really have a symmetrical shape anyway.
     
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    Thanks Wendy, so kind as always..
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    I wanted to post this as my wife is so excited with her birthday gift from our eldest daughter. It has not arrived yet and won't do for some weeks, but this is the photo of her new Cherry tree. Prunus litigiosa often called the Tassel cherry. I will update the thread when it is planted and especially Spring 2022 with hopefully a lot of blossom.
    Now where to put it !!! Lol.
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    The first Mount Fuji out in my area of Southern England. Looked lovely this morning in the warm sunshine.
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    Wow - way ahead of us.
     
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    In 2021 my wife had this new little tree as a birthday gift. It started to flower on Mothering Sunday a couple of days ago. Only a few flowers, but pretty none the less. It is Prunus litigiosa Tassle cherry.
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    Prunus triloba 'Alba', a bush rather than a tree. It's less common than the pink one :

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    Prunus x cistena : apparently, it flowers a bit later than pissardii :

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This morning I came across this Prunus Accolade, haven't posted it before, so a new one for the thread. Looked very pretty and the flowers were fragrant.
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    Now this one I believe is Prunus ‘Umineko' I found it on my walk this morning.
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    Open to suggestions though....
     
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    Either that or 'Snow Goose', and there isn't any way to distinguish those two.
     
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    Thanks Wendy.
     
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    A very cold one here in Southern England last night. But a delightful sunny day today. So I thought this Prunus 'Tai haku' would go well on the thread today.
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    This Prunus ' Mount Fuji ' is a delight every April. The scent from the flowers is quite overpowering. Only a few yards from our windows, so we wake up to this lovely aroma every Spring.
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    I watched a documentary about saving a large cherry tree from NHK World channel today.
    Impressive, how much effort Japanese put into saving a single cherry tree!
    The largest tree without doubt I ever seen replanted.
    I still wonder, why charcoal was used in the planting hole? What kind of soil improvement is expected from this amendment? Charcoal is basically just a pure carbon. Sure, it can adhere toxic substances from the soil, but is this really so big problem in Japan?
    Blooming Miracles: A 93-year-old Cherry Tree Guardian's Moving Mission - Special Programs - TV Programs - NHK WORLD - English
     
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    What a great video and the 93 year old was so full of enthusiasm. A treat to watch. Definitely the largest tree I've ever seen re planted.

    I found this re charcoal for you Sulev.

    Charcoal increases the soil's ability to hold onto plant nutrients and beneficial soil microbes by slowing or reducing the leaching of nutrients by rain or watering. The low density of charcoal lightens heavy soils, which allows better root growth, increasing drainage and allowing air into the soil.
     
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    Thank you, @Acerholic !
     
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    i believe these are Kanzan trees...on a street in Maarkedal, Belgium. I smell no perfume from them
     

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    They look like Prunus 'Kanzan' to me Karl. Lovely double pink flowers.
     
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    No idea what kind of cherry tree this is: it came with the house when I bought it; the only remnant of the garden to survive my extensive remodelling It's a dwarf weeping variety, very vigorous and grows as quickly as I can prune it back each year:

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