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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The four Okame trees on the north side of E. 58, east of Kerr, have started their bloom at March 1, 2021.
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    Spire is still poking dismally around on E. 48 (east of Raleigh, the south side of Killarney Park) at April 2, 2021.
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    The two trees of Some-Yoshino in Killarney Park (Raleigh and E. 47) are in bloom at April 2, 2021.
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    This is what the Mountain Cherry likes: first a cold spell; then lots of space, sun and worshippers at its feet. Yama-zakura in full bloom in Killarney Park (east side of Raleigh and E. 47th) at April 12, 2021. In deference to her dignity, I have not included a picture of the woman carrying a step-stool along with her camera.
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    The beautiful Yae-beni-shidare, across the street from Killarney Park, at the corner of Raleigh and Coleridge, is starting its bloom at April 12, 2021.
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    Washi-no-o is in full bloom on 4/13 .Two 'Washi-no-o' trees on the north side of 51st east of Kerr. Photos taken by Sunny Chen.
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    A row of Takasago are in full bloom now, located from 49th to 51th Ave. on Vivian street. Can't imagine how beautiful the late stage blossoms of Takasago still are. They are very health , even still covered with moss on all of the branches.
    Photo taken by Sunny Chen and Janice on 4/20.

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    Seven Akebono are going out of the season on 3280 Rosemont Dr.. The flowers looked like reddish bells on the tree. I didn't realize the last stage of Akebono are beautiful too, on 4/20.

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    It's very strange. A lot of the trees are a lot more pink than I remember - usually, I guess when it's later, the petals drop off before going so pink. I've noticed 'Takasago' still with all their flowers, but very pink. Isn't it really unusual to still have all these flowers still on 'Akebono' when 'Shiro-fugen' are out?

    The third photo just above looks very much like one @Yong posted at Coquitlam. But in hers, the rest of the group of trees looked very different from that one tree.
     
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    The four 'Okame' trees on the north side of E. 58, east of Kerr, are in bloom at March 5, 2022.

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    Rancho along Wessex near Kingsway have started blooming but not fully bloomed yet.

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    Edit on 31 March, more in bloom now!
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    Yama-zakura at Killarney Park are in bloom.

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    I remember being disappointed in how pruned was this 'Yae-beni-shidare' at Raleigh and Coleridge, across from Killarney Community Centre, but it looked lovely from a distance last week. I was supposed to be paying attention to the tour put on by VCBF and the Park Board, so I didn't get to do more than take this not very satisfactory quick snapshot.
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    The underbrush has been cleared away, so the beautiful Yae-beni-shidare, across the street from Killarney Park, at the corner of Raleigh and Coleridge, is in bloom at April 20, 2023. The pink cascade is a few feet from touching the street, so it looks very free and unpruned.

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    The two trees of 'Somei-Yoshino' in Killarney Park (Raleigh and E. 47) are past peak bloom at April 20, 2023. Red eyes (rose stain in centre), green leaves—won't be long before petal fall and the illustration of the ephemerality of beauty.

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    Yama-zakura is in full bloom at Killarney Park (east side of Raleigh and E. 47th) on April 20, 2023.

    The first flower shot show red bud scales and the hairless calyx and stems (remember scouts, Wendy is big on hairs "pubescence"). The second flower shot show the emergent copper-brown leaves with serrated edges and long tips. The only other location for Yama-sakura is at VanDusen, so keep a lookout for a third one.

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    It's not hard to miss the Yama-sakura because (first photo below) it is hidden behind the two 'Somei-Yoshino' trees and in a view in front of the two (2nd photo below) it has noticeably lopped-off branches giving it an easily ignorable look.

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    Also note this: as showing in the first flower photo, Yama-zakura is the one sakura with the sepals lifting off, not clasping, the calyx—reminiscent of the "recurved sepals" of Prunus avium (Ornamental Cherries of Vancouver, p. 47).
     
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    The 'Takasago' trees on the east side of Vivian street, running south of E. 49th are in full bloom at April 21, 2023.

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    Despite appearing to have all the branches wrapped in moss and obvious fault lines in the trunks, they are putting on a strong floral display.

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    I like that branch mimicking the lines of the handrail.
     
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    A family of five 'Shiro-fugen' trees (one very young) on both sides of Earles street, north of E. 44. 'Kanzan' on one side. In bloom at April 19, 2024.

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    The Avium Plena trees along the west side of Kerr, between E. 45th and E. 47th are in full bloom at April 19, 2024.
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    One trunk is so massive, it is already supporting other tree growths, acting as a nurse log, before it has become a log.
     
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    I saw a 'Kanzan' with the shape of the young one the other day, wondered why it was that shape.

    I love your comment about the avium 'Plena' live nurse log.
     
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    It's the same shape as VanDusen's new plantings of 'Ojochin' and 'Somei-Yoshino.' Looks like they're all being planted on their own roots, so no more risks of any rootstock (Prunus avium) taking over. Let's hope those new roots are not as spindly as their new trunks.
     

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