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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    In the fenced-off yard of St. Augustine school (NW corner Arbutus and W. 8th), Colt has started blooming on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2021. It may have started out being mere rootstock, but here's a cherry whose reach and grasp has exceeded expectations.

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  2. Anne Eng

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    Colt now in full, fragrant, glorious bloom at March 25, 2021.

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    'Star Cherry', 'Somei-yoshino', Oshima Cherry, and 'Akebono' are open in Kitsilano.

    These Star Cherries are open at the Museum of Vancouver. Someone with the Park Board came over to tell us that the white-flowered trees around the back of the building are worth seeing now, but I was on my way to UBC and didn't go look. I was talking to the man in the first photo, who knew they were Star Cherries - he had been told to go see them by a member of the Green Club, started by Joseph Lin, and I think run now by Janice Lin.
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    Over on Arbutus Street, the 'Somei-yoshino' is in bloom.
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    Wow - last night I typed everything above, forgot to post this, closed my browser, and came back just now to do another posting because I forgot some trees, and this was all still here, photos and all. You have to love that. All the documentation has huge warnings about remembering to click the Post Reply button so you don't lose everything, because that used to happen to so many of us.

    Right near that 'Somei-yoshino' on Arbutus are these two Oshima Cherries, which have been posted here many times. They're in bloom now. The last photo shows the bark clearly twisting up to the right, a feature that almost always distinguishes cherries from plums, though nobody seems to have agreed with me on this (Plums vs. cherries - different twists | UBC Botanical Garden Forums).
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    The 'Akebono' trees on Cornwall are looking good now.
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    'Tai-haku' are way down toward the end of mid-season in our guide book, but two of the four trees in the little park at Macdonald and Cornwall are open. Another is half-open and almost half dead.
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  4. Anne Eng

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    The Somei-Yoshino at the back side of the museum (Vanier Park) is in full bloom at April 1, 2021. It is behind the Star Cherry next to the Observatory.

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    The two Akebono trees in the Vancouver Museum parking lot, before the main entrance, are in bloom at April 1, 2021. They are surrounded by Forsythia, the Easter tree, which is out, right on time for the Easter weekend.

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    is this Akebono or Somei-yoshino? it is on the map as Akebono, but i didn't see any extra petal. it is fading to the rose pink eye and it was so windy that the poor blossoms were getting swept away. hard to actually find that extra petal in those conditions. Not sure if a flatter flower which my notes have being more like Somei-yoshino. also knobby swellings on the twigs are characteristic of Somei-yoshino and I think I do see that?? it is right on the bike path as chestnut street comes into the bike path behind the maritime museum in Vanier park itself.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    'Somei-yoshino', going by the tree shape. You have demonstrated that looking for larger stars in the centre of the blossoms on 'Somei-yoshino' is unreliable.
     
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    Was at Kits yesterday and here are the three different cherry trees on McNicoll Av btw Chestnut & Cypress, east to west.

    Shirotae
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    Ukon has started to bloom
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    Mikuruma-gaeshi
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    Also went to see the star cherry trees by the planetarium.
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    Is this ‘witches broom'? One (or two) of the trees seems to be seriously affected.
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    Oshima-zakura at Kits Beach on April 11.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That's my understanding.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    ‘Afterglow' on Balaclava St. Photos were taken on April 11. The colors seem to have faded to lighter pink, but still "pinker" than the 'Akebono' nearby.
     

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    One Yokihi is around Arbutus greenway and 14th. But the tree was trimmed badly, can't see the natural form. Photos taken by Sunny Chen.

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    My friend , Serena, found out this cherry tree strange, and she can't identify what this cultivar is. It is in the private property, so she may go back and wait for the owner's the permission to get a closer look. Another friend, Tony, said he may carry his SLR camera to take the close-up photos. They are very enthusiastic. Any one can identify it?

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    These are photos from four days ago - seems like two weeks. I was walking over the Burrard Bridge to see trees I posted in Fairview, near Granville Island. These festival banner line both sides of the bridge. At the end of the bridge are several 'Kanzan' on the grounds of an apartment building.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The 'Ama-no-gawa' are in bloom now. These photos are taken from the lane behind the property, and from the corner at the front.
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    Maybe these pollarded trees started life as 'Ama-no-gawa', but they are avium cherries now.
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    Speaking of Prunus avium, here is a beautiful one a block away, on York just west of Maple.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I guess last Friday wasn't that long ago. Here are the 'Ukon' at the park at Macdonald and 1st.
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    Generally, they seemed pretty-much 'Ukon'-like, but I was able to tease out some green with editing.
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