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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    The Beni-shidare on the south side of W. 12th (east of Ash) is in bloom at March 17, 2021. Must be one of the first pendulas off the bat.

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  2. Willard

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    Happy St Patrick’s Day

    ‘Beni-shidare’ on north side of 15 Ave between Hemlock and Birch.
    Almost peak bloom.

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  3. Willard

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    I looked back at posting #150 from 2017 and #159 from 2018 from the same location at 14Ave Hemlock-Birch - this particular 'Beni-shidare' is blooming ahead of schedule.
    Go figure.
     
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  4. yaletowner

    yaletowner Active Member 10 Years

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    This tree is looking good right in front of the Olympic Canada Line station by bus stop! I have replaced the fuzzy photo of the new tree and added photos of the cherry blossoms across the street. Note that one of those is newly planted with it's nursery identifier tag still attached!
     
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  5. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Agree very much it is looking beautiful, but I think photo 2 you might have had some camera shake!!
     
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    yaletowner Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, I went back and obtained a better photo and checked out it's neighbours. Eventually these trees will grow and make a nice combo of white and pink tubular shaped trees in the spring. Notice the Capture Photography Festival exhibit on the outside wall of the station itself.
     
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    yaletowner Active Member 10 Years

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    Crossing the Cambie Bridge west side, I noticed this nice grove of 8 Akebono hidden in the street accessible children's play area for the residential complex on Spyglass Place near Commodore Road behind the Olympic Canada Line station.
     
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    How wonderful for the children to play under the cherry blossom. But do they notice it!!!? Very cheerful photos @yaletowner.
     
  9. Janice Lin

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    Several Ukons are starting to bloom beside the pathway in the east of the False Creek elememtary School on the seawalk of the False creek. West of the Charleson park as well. And , near the community center , 3 Akebono 's falling petals formed a huge pink blanket , very beautiful. On the seawalk, I saw a flower of shiro-fugen opened. Reget I didn't take a photo. It is so early to start!

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  10. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I know, and it hasn't been that warm. Late season cherries are supposed to keep to their schedule. There have only been a few years when they opened early, if I remember correctly. Of course, one flower does not make for a tree in bloom. There are a few 'Kanzan' open in the West End too.

    On the other hand, I have had to move the blooming date for two cultivars to 4 days later than last year, and 'Ukon' is one of them.
     
  11. Georgia Strait

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks. I replied on Twitter - there are two groves of later cherries they can still post in False Creek south.
     
  13. Acerholic

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    Brilliant, love it Georgia. I was talking on the other forum about Maples and smiles, so to see Cherries and something to make us all smile gets my 'Like'.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Mark Leir has put a marker on the Festival Map for 7+ 'Kanzan' plus a white cherry blossom in the courtyard and onto the boulevard) of Southport at 7th and Laurel. Peak bloom in mid April, Mark said he thought the white one was maybe 'Ukon'. I'm not sure - I think maybe 'Shirotae'.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Mark sent along a photo of an 'Ukon' in nearby Charleson Park for comparison.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I had an interesting time today. Serena Su (I am assuming she is Janice Lin's friend who sent Janice the photos of the tree we are discussing at Identification: - Late Season Double-white) asked the festival if the 'Ito-kukuri' at Creekside and W 1st Avenue is still there.
    Here was the most noticeable tree today, which I first posted as 'Shogetsu' on May 9, 2011 at Fairview. Here is what it looked like in it first posting in 2011. Note the long stems. It's only the second photo here that is persuading me today that this tree is 'Shogetsu'.
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    I posted it again on April 10, 2015 in this thread at Fairview. It looked like the same tree to me, but I don't see any long peduncles or pedicels in the photo there. It looks to me like what I saw today. Because I was looking for 'Ito-kukuri', I had myself convinced that this tree was that cultivar, and that it was similar to the one posted at Identification: - Late Season Double-white - tight balls of flowers on short stems. It would be a little late for 'Ito-kukuri' and maybe that's why the flowers were so white. [Edited on 2021 Apr 21: I hadn't noticed yet that the one posted for ID had no phylloid pistils, and I was just going by what I remembered.]
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    Only in this photo do I see long stems, on the buds in the middle of the photo.
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    Then I did finally find the tree I had called 'Ito-kukuri', maybe 40 double flowers remaining on a tree that is now almost entirely the Prunus avium rootstock. I couldn't get a close enough view of the flowers to convince myself today that this is a different cultivar from the other one. It's in the thicket on the opposite side (north side) of the stairway to the park.
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    I suppose I should remove the 'Ito-kukuri' from the map. And I also suppose that the first tree did not change cultivars, and that I can believe the first photos posted, and it's still probably 'Shogetsu'.
     
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  17. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Well, the flowers today were so pink, nothing like the 'Shogetsu' that @May Lin just posted at Langley City and Township. But in 2011, they looked just like that. If I hadn't posted those photos, this tree would have a different ID.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is a nice 'Kanzan' grove, across the little pond from Granville Island Public Market and the kids' water park. Alongside is a very small orchard.
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