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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Welcome, Jessica, our great festival blogger, and now the keenest Burnaby Cherry Scout this year! Thanks for posting this great new (unreported) group of trees for us.

    We do one marker for a group of the same type of tree, and in the description, just say around how many ("several" and "lots" or "a few" or "around 12" all will do for numbers), and the range. I would like the people who see the trees to put them on the map, so that you get the location correct, and you get to decide what would be a good place to put the marker for a range. Thanks.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is an addition that just came into our map, not a sighting from this year, but a location that seems so nice that we should have it appearing on the map. It's from Burnaby Civic Square (Metrotown Library), 4405 Central Blvd, 'Akebono' cherries, contributed by Michael Berry. Clearly a place to check out in about two months from now. Thanks, Michael.
     

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    One Whitcomb cherry tree is blooming right now at 1910 Holdom (corner Buchanan), only a 4 min walk North of Holdom skytrain station. Plenty of buds means it will be blooming for at least another week.

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    One Whitcomb cherry tree in bloom on Sherlock street (corner Halifax) on a private residence. The tree is behind a hedge, so only the top is visible.
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    There are approx. 9 Automnalis Rosea at Barnet Road (corner Hastings). They were at their prime 2 weeks ago, but now there are almost no flowers left. I'll take a better picture next year. Meanwhile, this is what's left:
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    One Whitcomb at 6543 Union street (close to Kensington) on a private residence.
    Branches are low enough to allow for great close-ups. I was there just before sunset aroun 5:30pm.

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    One Whitcomb at the entrance of Westridge Elementary School at 615 Duncan (close to Union). There are two park benches underneath.

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  8. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Do you have more closeup photos of the one on Union? It looks dark for 'Accolade', but has more petals than 'Whitcomb', though it's not unheard of for 'Whitcomb' to have a few extra petals. I'm thinking 'Accolade', though - it looks quite different from the blossom photo at the school on Duncan.
     
  9. jtremblay

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    More picture of the Whitcomb at 6543 Union street (close to Kensington) on a private residence for Wendy.

    I do believe they are Whitcomb (not Accolade) since all the Whitcomb flowers have 5 single petals and the blossoms are dark pink. Accolade have over 6 petals for sure.

    The petals do overlap on the picture, but it's because I was there at sundown and noticed most of the flowers were about to close for the night. Let me know if you can confirm they are whitcomb.

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, you're right. These do look just like 'Whitcomb'. Thanks for the extra photos.

    And I'm happy to know that 'Accolade' are not this far along in Burnaby.
     
  11. Anne Eng

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    Burnaby's only known Okame, on the south side of Charles Street, west of Fell, is past peak bloom, with blossoms on the ground, at February 22, 2015.
     

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    Re: North Burnaby

    All "Whitcomb" cherry trees are almost in full bloom.
     

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    There are six cherry trees blooming behind Brentwood mall at Fairlawn (corner Brentlawn). I think they are Pandora (but isn't it early for Pandora?). The tip is pink on the young flowers, then as the blossom get older the petals are narrower, and the flower turns pale before falling intact. What do you think? Pandora or something else?

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I think they're 'Pandora' too! This cultivar is open in Kits, and was almost open on Tuesday in Stanley Park.
     
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    A second Okame location for Burnaby! Not as nice as the tree at Charles and Fell, but we have to take Okame where we find it. Finishing its bloom on the north side of Kingsway, east of Griffiths at March 4, 2015.
     

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    I need help identifying these 5 trees located on a private property behind 1690 Pepperidge Court. I think they might be Rancho, but I'm not sure.
    Here are some observations:
    * the blossoms are bright salmon pink,
    * the trees bloom after Whitcomb but they are not whitcomb
    * the branches are upright
    * the trees are diseased (lots of moss on them)
    * the centre of the flowers stains red before the flowers fall
    * when the flowers/petals fall, they stay bright pink. You can see small veins on the petals.
    * after the petals fall, the (pistils?) stay on the branch for a while
    * The leaves come out after the flowers.

    Here are a mix of photos taken from the past 3 years. Let me know if you think they are Rancho or something else:
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I think 'Shosar'. Habit like 'Umineko' with wine-red bracts and calyx tubes. 'Shosar' is early season. See if you can catch any "long lustrous red pedicels" (from our Ornamental Cherries book). [Edited by wcutler 2016mar4: I changed my mind later, to 'Afterglow', but I'm not certain].

    'Rancho' would be more columnar and they have not started looking like they're even thinking of blooming yet.
     
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    Fifty Akebonos are now in bloom in a courtyard behind the Save-on-Foods on Rosser (corner Buchanan) This is my favorite location in Burnaby. However, you should expect most trees to be partially in shade due to surrounding condo towers.
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    Re: Burnaby North

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    Several Akebono trees are in 40% bloom which are located in both side of William St (in between of Willingdon Ave and Alpha Drive) They are beautiful.
     
  20. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That's a wonderful location, Susan.

    So how does Burnaby beat out Kitsilano, not to mention most of the West End, for the opening of 'Akebono' cherries? It's really interesting to me to see that.
     
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    These were taken on that location, March 11, 2015:
     

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    One beautiful Beni shidare at Yeovil/Karen (on a private residence) in full bloom.

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    Three Accolade on the corner of Halifax/Moore in front of a church building.

    These trees always bloom a bit later than the other Accolades for some reason. Petals are falling now.

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    Beautiful Shirotae trees on Bonsor Avenue, just off Central Boulevard.
     

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    The Nikkei (Japanese) Cultural Centre is ringed by young Akebono trees in full bloom along its 6688 Southoaks address at March 18, 2015.
     

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