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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    Very pretty Xi. There was a Prunus 'Little Pink Perfection' going around the UK many years back. I still believe it sells now. It could be this one.
     
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    'Kiku-shidare-zakura' - chrysanthemum-flowered weeping cherry.
    It's not known to be vigorous or healthy in the Vancouver area - nice that you're doing so well with it.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This is one of my Cherry trees, Prunus 'Amanogawa'. Taken a few minutes ago in 21°c Spring afternoon here in Southern England.
    Prunus Amanagowa April 15th 2022 (2).JPG Prunus Amanagowa April 15th 2022 (3).JPG Prunus Amanagowa April 15th 2022.JPG
    At least I got the name right on this one......
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    Aha, interesting - thank you both so much! To my untrained eye it looks like it could very much be either of those - certainly it likes the UK climate and/or the copious neglect I give it every year!
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Too many petals, and very small ones, for 'Little Pink Perfection', and I don't see that LPP is a weeping tree.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    One I saw last Monday :

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    So do I, and a camera with which you can zoom in is very useful when the label is too far to be read without trampling on the other plants... ;-)
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That name in the photo is not going to show up in this thread unless you put in the text. So I will. The label says:
    Prunus serrulata 'New Red'.
    I assume the serrulata is incorrect, as these are all hybrids, so should be called Prunus 'New Red'.
    But Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan' (='New Red') - River Nurseries (pepinieresdelariviere.fr) shows 'Kanzan' as "Also known as 'New Red'. "
    Another page does call it PRUNUS NEW RED KANZAN / CERISIER DU JAPON A FLEURS NEW RED KANZAN - LES ARBRES D'ORNEMENT - LES ARBRES D'ORNEMENT - Les Pépinières de Marnay (70) - Bourgogne Franche-Comté (pepinieres-marnay.com)
    Our Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver book uses the name Prunus Sato-zakura Group 'Kanzan'.
    I don't know the status of this 'New Red' name. Maybe it's used for a particular 'Kanzan' clone?
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    I'm impressed by your knowledge about Prunus, really.
    Thanks for the info.
    .. or as it can often happen for maples, a synonym used in a different country. Anyway, the photo was taken against the sun, and the top of the tree was really shining.
    There, in "le Parc Floral", they have a collection of irises : I'll post photos in a few weeks. I attend a course for retired peole about "soils" at the university, in a building that is just oppoite the entrance to the park. And I bought a year-round ticket, so I can go after 15:30 for a walk there.

    Isn't life beautiful for boomers like me ?... ;°)
     
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    26th April 2023 and a very wide Prunus 'Kanzan' at a cemetery near me in Romsey Hampshire.
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    Wow, you've beat us on timing. 'Kanzan' downtown are in bloom and some West End trees are open. Spring temperatures start today or really tomorrow. The VCBF has moved its cemetery candlelit tree walk to this weekend, when we expect to be in the pink.

    That's a nice-looking tree.
     
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    Thanks Wendy, I've always loved this one when I worked in this area. Showed it for the first time to our youngest granddaughter today.
    It is strange this year with timings of flowering. I was at Hadrian's wall last week and the surrounding area in Northumberland showed no signs of flower on the cherry's at all. But thankfully not dry as per last year.
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    They are starting here in Southern England. First one for the thread in 2024 from me. Prunus 'Accolade'
    Sadly it is in decline, as it's over 40 years of age now, but still very pretty.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    @Acerholic, 'Kanzan' should not be the first to show up here - it's one of the last to bloom. If this is near you, let's see a blossom photo.
     
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    Hi Wendy, what a fool I am. Its Accolade and I will ammend my post.
     
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    I went for a walk in a park on Sunday, of course many Prunus were blooming, what you call "cherry trees" :

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    The last photo shows Prunus x 'Accolade", grafted at about 2 metres high.
    Mine was saved from a nursery that wanted to get rid of the plants they had kept for cuttings or grafting. The mother plant, and 3 root-cuttings I made from it. I gave the 1st one to a friend (photo from last year), one of the 2 others was "forced" inside :

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    I also took a Prunus cistena, which is more like a bush and flowers about 2-3 weeks later than Prunus pissardii. The mother-tree is dead now, but I still have a cutting in a small pot. Badly needs trimming and repotting, OK, OK... I'll see to it after the flowers are gone :

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    Prunus pissardii. It was about 30 cm tall when I planted it :

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    I also had a Prunus triloba 'Alba'. I thought it was dead, but I could see new shoots today. A photo from March last year :

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    Correct naming is Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'. Flowers of tree shown are too pink to be that type.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Are you sure ? Maybe it's a question of light/contrast.
    Here are two photos I've just taken :

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    If not a Pissardii, any idea of what it could be ?
     
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    saw this on the street leading to work. Could be Accolade?

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    It might well be.
    Ask Ron.

    I think my not-such-a-bonsai-any-longer-at-least-so-far may be Prunus x cistena. Not sure : it's a cutting from a tree/shrub I uprooted in a nursery field for 5 € long ago, and it was not labelled.

    Whatever, it always blooms 2 or 3 weeks after the others, and it will have flowers again :

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    2005 : unfortunately, it didn't survive...

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    It looks like 'Accolade' to me. Beautiful blossom photo.
     
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    Thank you! it was on a rare day that my car had to go for a check-up and I get to walk around my work neighborhood.

    Here's another along the same street. Could be a weeping Yoshino ?
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