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  1. jtremblay

    jtremblay Active Member

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    The Whitcomb at Ayshire and Aubrey are now 100% bloom. They are buzzing with bees! (Petals haven't started to fall yet.)

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    The Okame cherry tree at Charles and Fell might be slightly past its prime -- lots of tiny petals on the ground, most remaining blossoms have missing petals -- but it's such a rare tree that it's worth a trip.

    Tip: If you have a good enough zoom, make sure to notice the long calyx (the back of the flower). That's what makes this blossom special.
    (There's a better close up here: Okame blossoms will brighten your day - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and here Okame cherry tree (Charles street/Fell) - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival)

    It's better to go in the morning or early afternoon. The sun sets behind the house and the tree, so it gets dark pretty fast. I went at 5pm when there was just only one ray of sunshine hitting the top of the canopy.

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    The six Pandora trees behind Brentwood mall (at Fairlawn and Brentlawn) are 100% in bloom.

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    The main characteristics of this flower is that the tip of the petals is slightly darker pink. However, as the flower progresses on the trees (and also once the flower is fallen) it's hard to see this since the flowers turn white. Another characteristic of this tree is that the flower falls WHOLE. You'll find the grounds covered in flowers.
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    WARNING: Expect lots of disruption and construction if you visit the Pandora trees (especially during the week-day). There is a lot of construction going on. It seems crews will still be digging up the street and machinery is parked right under the Pandora trees.
    If you can't get access to the Pandora, you can console yourself by visiting the plum blossoms. We have as many plum blossoms as the west-end (in the second photo, the trees in the backgrounds are plum blossoms).
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  4. jtremblay

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    Accolade are slow to bloom in Burnaby. This Accolade tree at Halifax and Kensington now stands alone (having lost its companion tree two years ago). Some branches were cut. Only a few blossoms (30%) Peak bloom predicted in 5-7 days.

    (Photos from March 19)

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    PS Meanwhile, only a few blocks away, the three Accolade at Halifax and Moore (my favourite location for Accolade in Burnaby) are not even open yet. Will post when they are bloomed
    UPDATE APRIL 1: 3 Accolade at Halifax/Moore now in full bloom. Visit with 3-5 days.
     
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    One Akebono on a private residence on Duthie (between Gibson and Broadway). The tree is close to the street with low branches over the sidewalk. Great for closeups!

    Akebono are just starting to bloom in Burnaby, so you'll get full bloom in about 3-5 day.
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    One Akebono between two private residences on Adair and Cliff.

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    One Akebono outside a private residence at Cliff (corner Gibson).

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    Akebono will reach peak bloom in 3-5 days in Burnaby, including at Cliff (corner Curtis) where you'll find a row of old Akebono.

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    One small Beni-shidare at 6910 Adair (corner Cliff).

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    There are 10 trees at Cliff and Curtis labelled as Afterglow on the VCBF map. I've never seen Afterglow in person, so I thought I'd go have a look.

    My first impression: Afterglow look very similar to Whitcomb -- except Whitcomb blossoms have already faded and petals have fallen, so you know this can't be a Whitcomb.

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    I really love the flowers. It looks like Afterglow will stay bright pink. I also saw green leaf buds growing with the flower buds.

    The blossoms are just starting to open (about 25-30% blooms). The branches are low, which is great when you take photos. Visit within 5-7 days for peak bloom.

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    Accolade are peaking in Burnaby, including at Halifax/Moore:

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    Akebono are in full bloom in Burnaby at Georgia street (between Willingdon and Gilmore):

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    Beautiful archway at Grant Place (near Sperling):
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    On Sperling, close to Fell, the street is planted with both Umineko and SomeiYoshino.

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    Umineko are in full bloom:
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    Somei-yoshino too:

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This is late now, but I had a friend check on an 'Accolade' on McGregor that was posted six years ago, that I added to the
    Appreciation: - Cherries that look like real trees thread in Ornamental Cherries. The tree is still there. He took the photo March 29, just forgot to send it.
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