Who let @Douglas Justice go off to Vietnam during cherry blossom season? At least he wrote his "Early Spring in the Botanical Garden" March blog article, which you can read at Early Spring in the Botanical Garden | UBC Botanical Garden. Here are the cultivars in bloom that Douglas mentions in the blog. Well, we can only do 10 photos in a posting now, so this will be a few postings. These cherries first appeared in this forum (and in the garden) last year in Ornamental cherries at UBCBG, which began: Prunus subhirtella 'Whitcomb': this might be the only location in the city where there are still good-looking flowers on this cultivar, as it's the first to bloom, and our early mid-season cultivars are out now. There are three of these trees. Flowers open dark pink but they fade to almost white, at which point it's hard to recognize them for this cultivar.