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  1. Anne Eng

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    Shiro-fugen in bloom on W. 42, east of Yew, at April 20, 2020.
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    The Ukon grove on the west side of Yew, south of W. 42nd is in various stages of bloom at April 20, 2020.
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    The single Shogetsu at the NW corner of Yew and W. 44 is starting its bloom at April 20, 2020. Fringed-edged petals.
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    Beautiful rows of 'Ukon" along Churchill street. I noticed them as I was driving home along 49th ave. They have the overall affect of a light green colour, -Ukon meaning Tumeric- but on the close up pictures, the colour is more white, an the centres are fading to pink. Lovely old specimens along this block.
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    Janice Lin, of the Green Club of BC, sent along photos taken by Gako Lin, I think within the last few days (I made up the date in the photo names), the same trees in the posting just previous, on Churchill at 49th. Her scouts were impressed with the amount of green in the flowers, but Janice does assume that these are really 'Ukon'.
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  6. Anne Eng

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    They're not the most attractive specimens, with their somewhat unsightly trunks. If you can overlook that, and the obviously not-Japanese pruning techniques, there are Accolades strewn along both sides of W. 50th Avenue (between Marine Crescent and MacDonald). They are in bloom at March 15, 2021.

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    The grand 'Beni-shidare' at West Boulevard and 54th is almost fully open.
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    Here are four small 'Beni-shidare' on W. 43rd close to East Boulevard. I would like to have the ID of the large tree behind these.
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    The best 'Accolade' ever, on Beechwood at 64th, is in full bloom.
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    The reason I started that previous posting was to post these 'Pandora' on Arbutus just south of 51st. I dissed the pruning job done two years ago, but I I guess they look ok now. I think they were prettier before - this link shows them in 2017: Kerrisdale

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    The four Akebono trees on the north side of W. 43 (east of E. Boulevard) have started their bloom and very obligingly dropped a blossom with the extra petaloid at our feet. Across the street from the four little Beni-Shidare trees on the south side of W. 43rd, at March 30, 2021.

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    The big, old—but still fruitful—Somei-Yoshino on the north side of W. 51st (west of Beechwood) is in full bloom at March 30, 2021. The cherry wave has reached Vancouver! Mariko reported that the wave crested in Tokyo March 14, with the blooming of their Somei-Yoshino trees #309.

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    The quiet line of Somei-Yoshino trees along Marine Crescent, from W. 50th south towards (noisy) Marine Drive at March 30, 2021. Kerrisdale's cherry wave at full bloom.

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    Uh-oh. I's sure I'm the one who said they're 'Somei-yoshino', but the flowers sure look like 'Akebono'. Look at the top centre flower, with the 7 or 8 petals.
    Other blossom photos are at:
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    Kerrisdale - this one would definitely put an end to ID'ing these things from the size of the stars

    Does anyone think I should not change the ID on this?
     
  13. Anne Eng

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    I don't know, Wendy, those flowers didn't look like Akebono to me, and the twigs look knobby in my shot. On the other blossom shots you mentioned above, it's hard to separate the trees as both the Akebono and the Somei-Yoshino are mentioned in the same posting. Will have to go back and have another look at the big tree.
     
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    After checking some older Somei-Yoshino trees in other neighbourhoods, I revisited the tree at the NW corner of W. 51st and Beechwood.

    Here is the Beechwood tree with its twig and branch pattern at March 31, 2021.
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    Here is the Somei-Yoshino in Brewer's Park (Kensington neighbourhood) at March 31, 2021.
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    Here is the Somei-Yoshino at E. Woodstock and Prince Edward (Riley Park) at March 31, 2021.
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    To me, the twig and branch pattern look similar, and they don't look like Akebono. If you strip the Beechwood tree of its Somei-Yoshino identity, does that mean the other sites need to be updated too?
     
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    This beautiful little Akebono on the south side of W. 53rd (right where Beechwood ends) is in full bloom at March 31, 2021. It must have been planted right for its life force to be so positive.

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    I found two new locations that I like today. These four good-sized 'Akebono' are in a front yard that looks like a park, nicely spaced, on Southlands Pl, which is west of Balaclava.
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    Much more private, at least on the side that shows what a nice structure this tree has, is such a beautiful 'Akebono', on Cedarcrest.
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    These 'Akebono' in Maple Grove Park are very showy, and very visible to people travelling on Marine Drive, a very major roadway, but it's only one lane in each direction, so I imagine people have time look at these on the way by.
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    A week ago, Anne posted the 'Somei-yoshino' on Marine Crescent below W. 50th in posting #161. Those still look pretty much the same. Around the corner on W. 50th, the 'Akebono' trees are fully in bloom.
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    There is one young one that particularly interested me. It looks like it's not grafted, and maybe the trunk on the right has grown from the root. I like the way the flowers are spaced out and not so much in balls.
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    There is one 'Washi-no-o' on the block, just starting to bloom. I thought it was not fragrant, but when I passed it again, I noticed a fragrance from across the street. It's amazing that some of the limbs on some of these old trees still carry any weight (and amazing that the Park Board leaves them alone).
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    My main objective today was to see if the 'Washi-no-o' were in bloom on Balsam at 47th. I only saw one, don't know if the others are gone or not. It's much more in bloom than the one on 50th. I didn't notice any fragrance there at all.
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    The two large and impressive 'Yae-beni-shidare' are partly open on 45th west of Mackenzie. I was surprised, as the one I have been watching in the West End is at about the same stage of blooming.
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    Wendy asked for the identification of the cherry behind the four Beni-shidare trees on the south side of W. 43 (east of E. Boulevard) atPost #157.

    It is a Shirotae, and there is also another one directly across the street on the north side of W. 43 by the alley. They are both in full bloom at April 13, 2021.
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    The Ukon trees on both sides of Churchill, from W. 47th to 49th, are nearing peak bloom at April 16, 2021.
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    The Ukon grove in their own private lot on the west side of Yew (south of W. 42nd) are almost at peak bloom at April 16, 2021.
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    Was there a Royal Carriage stopover on the 3,000-3,100 block of W. 43rd (west of Carnarvon) that there are so many Mikuruma-gaeshi trees? Two are large, mature trees that are finishing their bloom, while it looks like the youngest is still looking fresh at April 16, 2021.

    One of the largest Mikuruma-gaeshi trees I've seen is here:
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    The youngster, just past peak bloom:
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