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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    It pays to be young and eager. It's barely a sapling, and it's barely the first week of March, but the Accolade on Oliver Crescent (north side, east of MacDonald) is already in the flush of youthful bloom at March 9, 2021.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's nice to see a young 'Accolade'.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are the 'Accolade' that Anne posted on March 9. This one looks considerably better than the other. They seem to be low grafted. They both look better than the top-grafted ones @Willard showed us at
    Sunshine Coast/Gulf Islands.
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    Here is the other one. I'm assuming on this that the rootstock suckers would not be 'Accolade', but really, I have no idea even if it's grafted.
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    I don't have such a good feeling about these, don't know whether to bother putting them on the map. But I just noticed that there is a 'Choshu-hizakura' on this block that should bloom when these have finished. I had forgotten about this one.
     
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    Maybe 'Accolade' is a tree that does suckers. It looks like it might be that way, from what I think might be happening from an old tree on Laurel, posted at Oakridge.
     
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    Choshu-hizakura is in fine form on Oliver Crescent (north side, east of MacDonald) at April 8, 2021, despite being entangled with the holly. The blossoms are showing the darker pink around the edges of the petals. Looks like it has its own trunk, too. However, the "brilliant purple-red" of emerging leaves is still an elusive shot. Some fragrance.
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    Stumpy Sendai-shidare is starting its bloom at the northwest corner of W. 22nd and Balsam at April 8, 2021. Has a similar mushroom head as the Sendai in Marpole.
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    Sendai-shidare's stump (NE corner, W. 22nd and Balsam) is now in full bloom at April 12, 2021.
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    Note the elongated calyxes and sepals; stiff pedicels; flowers with ragged edges, opening flat. No scent detectable this year.
     
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    And lack of hairs on the pedicels.
     

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