Appreciation: A world of cherry blossoms

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This is a newspaper that is prone to exaggerating Wendy, so I agree with your link, that is far more impressive in Japan. But not bad for the UK....
     
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    Is it really ?... ;^D
     
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    We certainly don't have anything like that here in Canada.
     
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    Neither do we, here in France. So far.

    Do they still have the nude girl on page 2 ? I remember people would say they bought it for the local news - tsk, tsk, being French doesn't mean I'm that stoopid... %-)
     
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    All flowering in my neighbourhood this Easter weekend, Prunus 'Snow Goose'.
    Certainly cheering everyone up after the darkest and wettest Winter and early Spring on record in the UK.
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    Easter weekend, so that means the Prunus 'Mount Fuji' is in full flush of glorious scented flowers. Just love this one every single year. I saw it planted in 1969 and it's still going strong.
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    We would call 'Mount Fuji' cherry 'Shirotae', and we'd see it with flowers more double than these, which seem single with a single staminode. Are there areas on it with more fully double flowers?
    I wonder if that makes a difference for its ID.
    It's a beauty, for sure.
     
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    Yes it is Prunus 'Shirotae' I used the synonym as it is commonly known by here. But you are right to state this for the forum Wendy.
     
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    6th April 2024 and our new little Prunus litigiosa 'Tassel Cherry' has come into flower this morning.
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    12th April 2024 and my replacement Prunus 'Amanogawa' is in flower.
    This replaced my 40 year old tree that died last year.
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    It's the 18th April 2024 and the cherries are in full flow here in Southern England. This one Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan '
    I came across whilst out walking. The trunk appears to be struggling, but healing. It's around 15ft tall.
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    Nice-looking tree, seems to be low-grafted. The trunk looks ok to me.
     
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    This tree was looking lovely at Alnwick castle Northumberland UK this week. There were several in the grounds and I was informed that they are over 80 years old.
    Added the castle in the background, for those who like these things.
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    The cultivar shown here is 'Shiro-fugen'.
    It seems funny that with all that space, the trees are planted to overhang the road, but somehow, that old one doesn't seem to have been truck-pruned.
     
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    Thankyou Wendy, I assumed it was Kanzan as that was what the gardener there said it was.
     

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