I've already complained in a West End Neighbourhood Blog posting that there are 'Accolade' not open that are within a block of others of that cultivar in full bloom. Here are two examples. 'Accolade' have traditionally been the second cultivar to open, not counting 'Autumnalis Rosea'. So they follow 'Whitcomb' within a couple of weeks. Generally, 'Accolade' are fully open now everywhere, as the early cultivars have been three weeks ahead of normal this year. These two trees are on Pacific Street at Burrard, facing south, partly against a wall, in a large sort of planter. They are attractive, healthy-looking trees, and you can see, they have a few flowers open; they have lots of whole flowers on the ground, hardly any separate petals on the ground. These trees are not 10% open. This is the West End, the warmest, earliest-blooming neighbourhood in the city. Here, a block away, admittedly down a steep hill, are the 'Accolade' trees across from the Aquatic Centre, which Sue Wagner said were in bloom on February 19 (I said the 21st). The other example is in Mount Pleasant, on 15th east of Columbia, north side of the street in a back yard. From the street, there is no indication that this is in bloom, because really, it's not in bloom. There are no flowers or petals on the ground. Five blocks away, at Vancouver City Hall, on the north side of the building, are these 'Accolade', at peak bloom. I was wondering for a bit, with blooming dates so much later than others, whether there might be some other cultivar in the mix, but 1) I can't find anything in the running, and 2) the early and late blooming trees look ever so similar to each other. The late bloomers do seem to be low-grafted. Would that be enough to influence them to stick to their original blooming schedules?