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  1. Yong

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    Thanks! I edited the post above and uploaded new pictures with Shirotae as the name (instead of Shiro-fugen).

    There's an interesting row along Ponderosa St where you can actually see the original tree as well as the grafted branches flowering at the sae time, forming pinks and whites. Pinks are Kanzans, whites I'm not even sure they are cherries. (Think these are the same as the ones posted above, so please ignore, unless you're happy to help me figure out what the white ones are :))
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    And along Packard Ave, junction of Johnson St, they seem to love cherry trees as they have them planted along the road as well. 2 varieties though, Kanzan and probably Shirotae again :)
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, Prunus avium, sweet cherry/mazzard cherry, is used as the rootstock. See
    (4) Another tree that is not a cherry | UBC Botanical Garden Forums

    The colour is fabulous on that first Packard Ave closeup. I'm losing my touch on IDs, have seen too many confusing things lately.
     
  3. Yong

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    Oh that's interesting. Hers are Akebono right? Maybe the weather is somehow affecting how we think they are "supposed to look like". I'll try to pop by again if the opportunity arises.

    I think I may have accidentally caused some confusion as well. The one pink tree among the group is Kanzan, if I recall correctly. Not the same as the "finished/finishing" Akebono. The pink cupped flowers were actually on the "finished/finishing" Akebono, which would sort of correspond to Janice's post.
     
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    Thank you! It's amazing how the root stock is still surviving and strong enough to take over the grafts.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I am so relieved - thanks, Yong.
     
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    Here are they are! One of my favourites to walk under and get up close to.
     

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    So I went by again and to my surprise, I don't see the pink with copper leaves any more. They don't look like Kanzan. Does Shirotae start with dark pink buds and purple-bronze leaves too? Could they be Shiro-fugen instead? This is what they look like now. May have to edit ID.14918 on the map if so :/

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yong, the tree in the posting you linked to is not the same tree (the same individual) as you have shown here. That one really was a 'Shirotae', and you're not noticing it as it probably has no flowers at all now, or maybe very shrivelled up brown things. This one is 'Shiro-fugen'.
     
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    Thanks! There's another apartment at Town Centre Blvd turning into Princess Cres that has a nice Kanzan and Shiro-fugen too. Kanzan are gone and Shiro-fugen are painting the ground pink.

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Nice scene.
     
  11. Yong

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    And at Westwood Village at The High St Burlington Dr, there's a small garden inside. These bloomed late I guess, only noticed them on 1 May 2021.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    'Shogetsu', I think.
     

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