Kensington-Cedar Cottage

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  1. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    I cannot take the credit for finding this tree - it's been posted several times before. See #314 and #257 (has a good photo).
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Taking stock of the state of the neighbourhood, we find:

    The beautiful 'Afterglow' trees (seven of them) with three 'Akebono' or 'Somei-yoshino' in between, on Elgin from 27th to 26th:

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    Next, I headed down to my favourite, a very large, very old, apparently ungrafted 'somei yoshino' (I think), in Glen Park (Windsor & 24th):

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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Next on my list was the 'snofozam' on the north side of Ringwood, just east of St. Catherine's:

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    And one block south, the 'akebono's between St. Catherine's and Windsor on 30th Ave - these are no teenagers anymore, and the baby around the corner on Windsor is also doing well:

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    The festival favourite pendula ‘Beni shidare’ on the west side of Nanaimo at Nanaimo Skytrain station is in full bloom.
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    I apologize for the terrible photo, but it was rainy and getting dark.
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Big ‘Rancho’ on the east side of Windsor just north of 33rd in full bloom. It was horribly cropped a couple of years ago, but it now looks pretty good.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    You mean "pretty good for a tree that looks like rabbit ears". :)
     
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    Pendula ‘yae beni shidare” in bloom on the SW corner of 33rd Ave and Somerville (private property):
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    ... and nearby, there's a beautiful 'shirotae' on private property in the lane just south of 30th between Windsor & St. Catherine's - across the lane from McBride Annex:
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Picky, picky. It still looks good from the park across the street (Grays Park). ;)
     
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    'Amano-gawa' on 30th Ave just east of Fraser just beginning to bloom:
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    Festival favourite 'kanzan's on 29th Ave. between Elgin and Ross are about 30% open:
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    'Ukon's on 29th Ave. just east of Knight Street, previously posted Kensington-Cedar Cottage are also about 30% in bloom and not looking very healthy:
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    Kanzans on the same block are not open yet.
    Shirotae a few steps further east is just finishing its bloom:
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    And Kensington-Cedar Cottage is back!
    Here are some shots of the 'Akebono' planting from Windsor to St. Catherine's on 30th:
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    And this stunning pendula ito-zakura on private property on the south side of 30th Ave. just east of Fraser:
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    The 'Amano-gawa' planting along the Shopper's Drug Mart at 30th & Fraser displayed just one blossom - none of other trees had any:
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    ... and this pendula 'Snofozam' seems to be in full bloom on the north side of Ringwood, mid-block:
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    So ... I'm thinking this planting on Elgin between 26th and 27th are mostly 'Pandora', with two 'Akebono' trees in between:
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    And this 'Somei yoshino' is looking really lovely in the middle of Glen Park:
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    Hmm, I came close to agreeing with you on 'Pandora'. But, we have 'Afterglow' on the map for that block, see
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    Your third photo almost convinced me that there was at least one 'Pandora', but then I noticed the hairy stems (visible against the trunk). 'Afterglow' stems are hairy; 'Pandora' stems are not. Both cultivars are in bloom now.
     
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    On 22nd Ave., stretching east from Windsor for at least one block, we have this sensational view:
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    I’m not sure what they are - ‘Somei Yoshino’?

    And I couldn’t resist one more shot of this one, already posted above, in Glen Park, showing the size of it:

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    Festival favourite pendula ‘Beni shidare’ at Nanaimo Station is in full bloom:
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    They are on the festival map as 'Akebono', and that looks right - they're all high-grafted.
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    Here are some better photos - Nanaimo and VanNess:
     

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    Walking west from Nanaimo under the Skytrain line and then further west, I found many, many 'Akebono' trees:

    At 22nd & Beatrice:
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    Near Commercial St. & Stainsbury:

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    At 20th & Fleming:

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    And at 20th & Knight:
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    Accolades last week at Dumfries St between E 32 and E 33 Ave
     

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