Can this hefty tree really be 'Mikuruma-gaeshi'?

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This tree on private property (maybe this was originally city property?) has large single and semi-double pink flowers, and it's past its peak bloom, just like 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' would be now in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. But it is much taller than other old 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' I know, and its limbs are comparitively huge.
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    For comparison, here is a photo Sue Wagner posted today of 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' in Marpole, probably as good an example as I've seen on the streets here.
    20150330_W.63rd Ash_Mikurumi-gaeshi_Wagner_ 2048x1536 2048x1536.jpg

    Is the size of this tree reason enough to think this could not be 'Mikuruma-gaeshi'? The flowers seem to be more spread out on the branches, not forming balls as shown in Sue's photo.
     

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