Matsumae-beni-higoromo - Mid-season double pink frilly-edged flowers

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  1. Caroa86

    Caroa86 New Member

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    Beautiful row of 13 boulevard trees @ Johnson and Meadowvista Coquitlam....My first post, meant to go in the coquitlam forum.

    Perhaps Prunus 'Matsumai-benihigoromo'
     

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  2. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I copied this from the Coquitlam Neighbourhood Blog, as it's a new cultivar for us. A person who did not leave a name or contact email added the location to our map, so I asked Carolina to photograph them.

    I was struck by the fimbriated (frilly) petal edges. Douglas Justice ID'd them (via email) as 'Matsumae-benihigoromo, as they are spelled in a book we have, though I think to be consistent, wouldn't we spell it 'Matsumae-beni-higoromo'?

    I have collected some info on this cultivar:
    Photos at:
    http://www.amanita-photolibrary.co.uk/trees/prunus_matsumae-beni-higoromo_9705.htm and
    http://www.keele.ac.uk/cherries/matsumae-beni-higoromo/


    Some description at
    http://databaze.dendrologie.cz/index.php?menu=6&id=22006 (translate the page from google); doesn't mention the one feature I noticed.
    Description: umbrella trees 5-8 m tall, gray-brown bark, branches and thick gray-white shoots glabrous; young leaves of bronze or zelenobronzové, adults obovate, apex ocasovitý, base obtuse, 95-125 × 65-82 mm large, serrated, adaxially green, abaxially pale red petioles 24-31 mm; flowers 2-3, light red buds, flowers filled, 32-36 mm wide, (light) red petals elliptic, 16-17 × 11-15 mm large, 15-20, 42-50 stamens, sepals lanceolate, red-brown stems of flowers 24-28 mm high; fruits 5-8 mm wide, černopurpurové, rarely produces
     
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