Appreciation: Cherries that look like real trees

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    @Ron B, thanks for the comment. I've set a reminder to try to go visit that tree.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Who ever thought I'd be posting an 'Okame' tree in this thread, but this one posted by @Willard in the Sunshine Coast / Gulf Islands thread looks beautiful.[​IMG]
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Do these ones count?...

    They are around a square next to the primary school my kids attended. They're obviously grafted so I thought they might be a kind of cultivar, but the flowers look like P. pissardii. I took a close-up of the flowers, but when I got home I saw the photo was blurred. There are so many around at the moment, maybe they grafted them high so they could have a straight trunk and "look like real trees", most of the P. pissardii around have several trunks starting from low down.

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    This other one is probably more what fits in this thread. It's a beautiful weeping Prunus that I've admired for years. I hope that when they pull down the building they'll save the tree. I went to a plant fair this afternoon, many of the professionals there had "kojo no mai'. The flowers are white, but very similar in shape to this one :

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    And not "a tree" (yet), but this Prunus 'Accolade' is from a root cutting :

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The 'Beni-shidare' counts. The plum and wisps of cherries are not quite what I'm after in this thread. :)
    I thought there was a thread somewhere for Not-in-Vancouver cherries, but I can't find it. You're welcome to do a thread to show off Cherries in France under (1) Ornamental Cherries | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.
     
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    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Thanks for the name, I didn't know what it was.

    OK, I'll do that, thanks for the suggestion.
     

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