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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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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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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    Xi-feng Rising Contributor

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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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    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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