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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    A friend told me about this 'Accolade' in bloom on Larch north of Cornwall. It's only the second 'Accolade' that's been posted in Kitsilano.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Wow - fortuitous red light next to 'Tai-haku', two trees across from the Armory on Burrard, in full bloom, both beautiful trees. Between them is a 'Hosokawa-nioi', not yet out. I didn't catch a glance at the row of 'Shirotae' on the next block down to the right, but they surely are in bloom now.
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    The owner does not know which cultivar it is. More photos taken on April 14, 2018:

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    This Ukon is blooming at front of 1838 McNicoll ave.
     

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    This Mikuruma-gaeshi is booming at front of 1836 McNicoll ave.
     

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    Indeed, full bloom and outstandingly beautiful!

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Right now is a good time to see several trees in bloom at the location in the previous posting. The 'Tai-haku' still look excellent. The 'Hosokawa-nioi' between them is almost as good as it is going to get. There are still some buds, but most of the branches are dead. I can't guess how long the Parks Board is going to let that tree hang in there before removing it. I see in our Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver book that it's the "conspicuous staminodes" here that distinguish this cultivar from 'Washi-no-o'.

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    If you arrive from or park on 1st Avenue, you can still see 'Shirotae' along the south side of 1st and 'Kanzan' heated by the buildings on the north side of 1st, a small 'Shirotae' in the park, and one 'Kanzan' in the park with one flower cluster open.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I still think the Parks Board blew it by planting 'Tai-haku' in the renovation of this park at Macdonald and Cornwall. The original planting was 'Ukon', which look much more impressive now that the incense cedar has become a bench. It's not like the 'Tai-haku' extend the blooming time, and they don't complement the yellowish 'Ukon' flowers any. Traffic had started moving when I tried to get the 'Tai-haku' photo, with a real camera, not a cellphone.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is a good-sized 'Beni-shidare' for the map, finished blooming now. At 14th and Balsam.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here is one low-grafted 'Shiro-fugen' with plenty of room to spread its somewhat awkward limbs.
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    I know it's grafted because of this avium stuff growing from the ground near the trunk.
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    Now the trick will be for me to get the location right on the festival Neighbourhood Maps.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I was not expecting to see these 'Okame' flowers on Country Lane at 5th just east of Maple, just stopped by to convince myself that they weren't out, but there were tons of flowers. Last year they were posted mid-March, along with 'Whitcomb' and 'Pandora'. The 'Whitcomb' at 6th and Maple has some frost-bitten flowers and some sparse new flowers and a lot of buds. I didn't look at the 'Pandora' a block away, am pretty sure they are not open.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This was point-and-shoot without looking. How can these 'Akebono' at Kits Beach not get posted every year? They are a knock-out, still impressive yesterday.
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    Interesting as I have cycled past that location a couple of times in the past week, once while doing a bike path assessment ride by myself and once on the road going east with a group. Those trees are hidden from the awkward bike path that goes through the parking lot to the north of the road and behind those trees with the often spectacular ocean and mountain views to the north. With a road bike group, there is too much traffic (cars, bikes, pedestrian) to deal with in that area to usually appreciate the scenery. Now road cyclists heading west would get a good view of those trees as that is a slower uphill then.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, from the bike path, they would be competing anyway with English Bay for scenery. From the street, you get to take in both.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Another point and shoot: the 'Tai-haku' trees are maybe a little past peak bloom, and the 'Hosokawa-nioi' between them is also in bloom. @Douglas Justice said that for years he missed noticing that the one in the middle was different. I think all the years I've visited them, the one in the middle bloomed later than the 'Tai-haku', but Douglas must have visited in years like this when they were in bloom at the same time.
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    A nice line of kanzans in the parklet off the southbound bike path off Burrard bridge onto Cornwall.
     

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    Nice blossoms on display on Pt Grey Road for the marathoners to enjoy yesterday
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The 'Kiku-zakura' on Maple from 12th to 16th are maybe the best show in town right now, though the 8 or so trees are spaced a few per block, and they are not large trees, so there isn't a swath of colour along the street. But the trees have a lot of flowers, and these flowers are each little gems, somewhat smaller than 'Shiro-fugen'.
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    In the mix are also one nice 'Shogetsu', maybe a bit larger than the 'Kiku-zakura' trees, and on another block, a not-so-nice 'Shogetsu'.
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