I do have a question about one of my examples. Also called 'Ama no gawa', this tree is also called the pencil or 'Lombardy' cherry because of its upright, slim habit. The blossom clusters are held upright on thick stems. The palest pink semi-double blossoms open from pink buds and are said to be fragrant. These trees are listed as flowering either fairly early or mid-season, peaking as early as late March (so I called it mid-season), but this year they are blooming in the West End in Vancouver at the same time as Shirofugen, the last cherries to bloom. These photos were taken April 18 and 20. I have a question about the structure of the two trees below. One has a sort-of upside down taproot shape (well, that's what I always think of when I see trees like this before they have leaves or flowers), with a central trunk leader and vertical branches forming off that, and the other seems to have more equal branches without a main leader. Is that a significant difference? Is the second example not Amanagowa?