VCBF Cherry Scout Mariko Izaki sent me the following in an email: I think it's very difficult to tell the difference between Autumnalis Rosea and Accolade on Photos. ... They look similar if the flowers are high up on the tree. But you can compare them very easily after they bloom more than 10%. Because some flowers start falling off. The flowers of both Autumnalis and Accolade fall in shapes of flowers not by petals like most other cherries. Then you can pick them up and see details. First of all, the size of the flower is different. And Autumnalis's petals are hairy and Accolade's are rather round. [I think by "hairy" Mariko means "spiky"] You can see the difference in the photo below (left: Autumnalis; right: Accolade).