Arbutus Ridge

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Directly across from the 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' that kennyc posted in 2010 (posting #47) is a not-bad-looking 'Beni-shidare' just a few days from being in bloom.
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    The 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' is a very ungainly-looking tree with nothing to recommend it without its blossoms. There is a tall sinuous arbutus tree in a front yard nearby (can be seen in Kenny's photo), and across the street are four of these crab apples with tons of (not now tasty) fruit still on them.
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    there are two Pendula IN 80% bloom on so both side of West 43 AVE between Adler Sr. an d Whistler St.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Not a straight mile run of 'Kanzan' on 20th west from Arbutus, but at least three really good blocks between Arbutus and Mackenzie, with some trees on the blocks in between. Here, looking west from Arbutus, Valley and Macdonald.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Susan Hall wrote to the festival:
    Thank you, Susan! We're excited too, because that's the first 'Whitcomb' cherry reported in this Artubus Ridge neighbourhood. It's not in bloom yet, but most 'Whitcomb' have a few open blossoms in January. It's on the south side of 40th just east of Yew.
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    In the tree photo above, you can see another cherry in the background - it's an 'Autumnalis Rosea' in the yard at the northwest corner of 40th and Yew. That's also a first for this neighbourhood.
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    Just west from there are several 'Akebono' trees that should be in bloom in early April. They were reported here in 2008.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are very few west side 'Umineko' trees, so here's a contribution. These are on the median of King Edward, on the hill coming down from Quesnel to Macdonald. They're on the north side of the metal median thing, but more visible from the south side, so I'm giving them to this neighbourhood instead of Dunbar.

    There are magnolias to either side of these trees.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There is a nice run of 'Kanzan' on one side of the street beginning on 30th from north of the church parking lot at Valley Drive around onto Magnolia., ending at 29th.
     

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    Large Accolade in yard on W33rd at MacDonald.
     

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    Here is the tree that goes with Janet's blossom photos. It's a pretty good-looking tree, seems to be low-grafted.
     

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    Perhaps I am a couple of days early for the full bloom of the Birch Bark Cherry at the corner of Valley and King Edward but that means there's time for lots of others to take a trip and enjoy these delicate flowers.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This 'Beni-shidare' at 2848 W. 18th, west of Macdonald, is looking very nice now.
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    Tree on private property at 2266 W 22nd Ave:
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    'Beni-shidare'. I don't know why people trim their skirts. It doesn't seem to hurt them any, but I'd prefer to see long branches.
     
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    Tree across from 4768 Narvaez Dr.:
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    Two Akebono in park across from 4626 Elm St.:
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    Two trees at 2539 West 33rd Ave., one in front and one in back:
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    'Yae-beni-shidare' (double-pink-weeping). These grow so well in this area. Kerrisdale has two outstanding ones on 45th west of MacKenzie.

    Thanks for the map entry and for the photos for the park marker. I've updated the park marker with the photos, and I made it a favourite, as it looks like a nice spot for hanami.
     
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    These trees have been replaced by new ones tagged as Prunus maackii, common name Manchurian Cherry. This species does not appear to be listed in Cherry Cultivars - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

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    @wcutler
    You may want to update the current marker and downgrade its 'Favorite' status.

    Update on Apr 27, 2017:
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    Update on Apr 30, 2017:
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Well, it's exciting that there are finally some Prunus maackii, which I have never seen in Vancouver (and thank you for finding them and posting them), but I'm sorry to hear about the avium 'Plena'. On the other hand, I did comment that they were not as attractive as when they were younger. I have removed the 'Plena' from the map, and added Prunus maackii as a cultivar. Well, it hadn't occurred to me to just reuse the old marker; I've done that now. I made up late blooming dates, but really, I have no idea. I read that it's supposed to flower mid-season, but these buds don't seem ready to open yet.
     
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    Though P. maackii is not considered to be an ornamental cherry I've updated the original post with photos of its flowers because it is new to the Vancouver region.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'm not sure we don't consider it ornamental - it's as ornamental as the Birch Bark Cherry, which is in the book. We didn't have P. maackii in the book because we didn't know know of any here. I did put it on the map.
    Thanks for adding the blossom photos.

    I'm going to copy the posting with the photos to the Ornamental Cherries forum.
     
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    P. maackii is classified as one of the "bird cherries" which appears alongside other "cherry lookalikes" on page 114 of the 2014 edition of the book.
     
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    You're getting your money's worth from that book. :)
    I don't know - if we'd had any at the time, I might have campaigned for it to be included as ornamental (Wikipedia says it's grown in North America as an ornamental). And same for the pink cultivar of Prunus padus, though I've only seen that here at VanDusen.

    I guess we should check out the fruit, if it's considered a bird cherry.
     
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    You must admit the flowers are not very impressive and rather plain relative to the regular ornamentals.
     
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    The same would be said for Birch Bark Cherry flowers, though with all those long stamens, they have a certain ballerina look to them.
     
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    Attached new photos to original post of P. maackii.
     

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