Arbutus Ridge

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  1. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    'Charlie Brown' tree peeking over the fence in lane behind 2652 Edgar Cr.:
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    Tree at 2688 West 36th Ave.:
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    Tree at 2795 West 37th Ave.:
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    This is a double plum. I'd have said 'Blireiana', but what I thought were that cultivar had already bloomed two weeks before March 26 this year when I mentioned them in another posting. There is a Prunus triloba that seems to bloom later, but that ID doesn't look very convincing. It really looks just like 'Blireiana' to me. I'm clearly wrong about this or else was wrong about the early ones.

    The following two postings are 'Ukon'.
     
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    Already done but I had to upload the images again in order to get the thumbnails otherwise they don't show if I simply attached the images from the original post.
    My bad. I was so taken by the beauty of the blossoms that I forgot to look for signs of the tree being a cherry. Are there more plums that are this spectacular? I like the red-blossomed Prunus mume but this is better in its own way. If there were more plums like this there would be a plum blossom festival.
    Both the same? I didn't notice any green striping on the flower petals of the first tree.
     
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    Note the description of 'Ukon' in Ornamental Cherries of Vancouver, where Douglas Justice says, on page 82,
    See the discussion in Ornamental Cherries at
    Identification: - Asagi, Kizakura, Gyoiko and Ukon - Greenish white doubles, bronze leaves, mid-season,
    particularly postings #25, #32 which Douglas later retracted in posting #34, Mariko's statement in posting #37 where she says the various names have been integrated to 'Ukon', and Douglas's postings #38 and #39. He must have written those after he took cuttings, as the tags in the UBCBG Wharton Grove have the names he decided to use in posting #32.

    The Stanley Park tree discussed in that thread is the 'Gyoiko' in our book, page 94.
     
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    Thanks for the information but I'm afraid much of it is over my head. Remember I'm someone who mistook a plum for a cherry.
     
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    OK, then the answer to your question:
    is yes.

    I thought I just gave posting numbers that followed Douglas's they're different/no they're the same thinking.

    We all mistook a plum for a cherry and a pear for a cherry. It's practically required of a good scout. People who haven't done that aren't posting enough (and aren't learning enough).
     
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    Poor Arbutus Ridge didn't get a single posting last year. But it's getting a good start this year - @Pandora posted these young 'Accolade' trees on Facebook, so I went to have a look. These might be city street trees, or maybe the house owner planted them.
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    Along the property wall are some trees exciting to me. I'm sure they're 'Shirotae', still in bud, but that cultivar has the best buds of any cherry, so I will be very surprised if I'm not right about these. The tree habit is a little higgledy-womp, though.
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    A great day of cherry scouting with Wendy Cutler. Started with a new 'Choshu-hizakura' at 2739 Oliver Crescent. Wow!

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    Well, I have lots more to say about Oliver Crescent! First, I want to thank @Pandora again for sending me here. We never would have found the 'Choshu-hizakura', which was very exciting because we only know at most five other trees of this cultivar in the city, at only two locations. And there are several trees of interest right at this location. I want to add two blossom photos for this tree.
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    Yep. And they're almost open now.
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    On the same property is a 'Snofozam', and one late-blooming cherry, which I am tentatively calling 'Kanzan'.
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    I don't seem to have photographed the tree that these 'Akebono' flowers belong to, at a house between the two in this posting.
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    Across the street is a nice 'Akebono'.
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    These 'Kanzan' are on our map - make for a nice drive along 33rd east from Mackenzie. The photos are from Trafalgar, looking east, and west in the rear-view mirror.
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    On 30th Avenue at the north side of Quilchena Park, 'Kanzan' wrap the corner onto Magnolia. They attracted me from the south side of the park, driving by on 33rd.
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    The Sendai-shidare at NW Balsam and W. 22nd has opened its first flowers on April 3rd, 2020, much behind the one in Marpole.
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    This Ito-zakura is finishing its bloom in a private front yard, at NW side of W22nd and Trafalgar, on April 3, 2020.
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    Choshu-hizakura on the north side of Oliver Crescent, between Macdonald and Trafalgar is in full bloom at April 9, 2020, way ahead both of South Cambie's on W. 27/Ash (still in bud) and Oakridge's Montgomery Park (W. 43/Oak) pair which have just started their bloom.
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    Next door to Choshu-hizakura (north side of Oliver Crescent, between Macdonald and Trafalgar) is a Akebono so young you can get very close to see the extra petaloid and lightly fuzzy pedicels. In full bloom, April 9, 2020.
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    These neighbours on the north side of Oliver Crescent must be real cherry tree enthusiasts. Maybe Wendy should recruit them to provide scouting services. In addition to Choshu-hizakura and Akebono, there is also Accolade (2) and Shirotae (2) in this Sakura Crescent. Accolade is finishing, but Shirotae is blooming at April 9, 2020.
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    Sendai-shidare in full bloom on NW corner of W. 22nd and Balsam at April 9, 2020.
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    Mikuruma-gaeshi in full bloom, 2857 W. 18th (north side, west of MacDonald) at April 12, 2020.
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    Takasago in bloom among Akebono on W. 31st (south side, west of MacDonald) at April 12, 2020.
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    Takasago past peak bloom on SW corner of W. 31st and Trafalgar at April 12, 2020. You can see the Akebono at Triangle Park in the distance at left bottom.
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    The two Akebono trees are finishing their bloom in Triangle Park (Elm/W31st/Trafalgar) at April 12, 2020.
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