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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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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    Tree at 2628 West 5th Ave (which looks like the unidentified tree at 3449 West 7th Ave):
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    And that yellow tag says?

    I don't do IDs on single white-flowered trees past peak bloom.
     
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    You didn't think it would be that easy, did you? Unfortunately the tag is not plant related. It said 2 1/2" caliper so I assume it's for some tool.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I think that's the diameter of the trunk when it came from the supplier*. You're sure there isn't a 6-character code? Something like PRYE(or YD)AK or PRYESY?
    Anyway, you already told me you thought the young 'Akebono' trees looked like the tree in question, that I think looks like 'Somei-yoshino'. Now you're showing me a single-white past its prime. Flowers are starting to shrink, and it's hard to tell blossom size in a photo. There are some other trees in the running now, would need to know about hairs on the stems, leaf serration. If there are hairs, I would say 'Akebono', and I don't agree that the flowers look the same as on that other tree (Very tall tree, light pink single flowers, late mid-season).

    * My understanding is that trees are priced by trunk diameter, (measured, yes, with a caliper tool), which is one reason that they are grafted onto a faster-growing rootstock, so that they will beef up more quickly.
     
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    There was nothing else on the label. Like I said, I have an untrained eye when it comes to cherry trees. The last time I visited 3449, the flowers on the tree had changed color and no longer looked like the ones on the other tree. I'll make a note to visit this new tree again and take more photos of its other characteristics for comparison. To me the flowers of these two trees appear to be the same in size and color.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    'Somei-yoshino' is a parent of 'Akebono' and has a lot of the same characteristics. The descriptions in the Ornamental Cherries of Vancouver book are practically the same. The give-aways are staminodes (small extra petal from a stamen) on some 'Akebono' flowers, and slightly larger, more cup-shaped flowers. On 'Somei-yoshino', the petals seem a little smaller and a little stiffer, a little thinner at the ends yet the stars in the centres seem a little larger, and they are more likely to go white sooner. Until recently, 'Akebono' were likely to be grafted; not so for 'Somei-yoshino'. As the flowers age, they look similar, and windy days seem to knock out the staminodes.
     
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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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    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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