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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Over to the other side of Cambie, there is a group of three 'Kanzan' on the YMCA property. I was interested in these because of how much variation there is in the flower colours. I just finished telling a new scout how much more of a raspberry swirl colouration 'Pink Perfection' have, and now all the 'Kanzan' have that kind of colouring too. Except that on 'Pink Perfection', that colouring is most evident on emerging flowers, whereas here, the flowers are past their prime and some have faded more than others.
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    There is a nice 'Shiro-fugen' on the north side of 49th at Alberta; 49th has otherwise a many-mile run of 'Kanzan'.
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    Here is another 'Shiro-fugen' on a 'Kanzan' street, 48th at Columbia.
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    Here are the 'Kanzan' on 48th; they run for a block or east from Alberta.
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    47th also has 'Kanzan' for a few blocks east from Alberta.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    So not 'Pandora' or any other early bloomer. The 'Accolade' trees across the street are in full bloom. It's still a question. Mid-season something. It's actually next door to 6950 Laurel.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here was a surprise. These 'Accolade' on Laurel, the block north from 54th, were on the map as 'Whitcomb'. They were originally posted after blooming, and the photo looked 'Whitcomb' enough, dark petals. There might be some 'Whitcomb' on the block - I was already in trouble for being late so did not check out every tree, but there are enough 'Accolade' to change this to a festival favourite location for 'Accolade'.
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    Here is another mystery tree on this block, should bloom soon.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I checked out every tree yesterday. All trees on the west side of Laurel from 52nd to 54th are 'Accolade', except for two very young 'Akebono', of which the tree just above this posting is one. Why does the Parks Board do that? They can't be bothered to find out what is on a block where all trees are the same (and so make such a stunning impression) and plant the same? Of course, they'd have an out here - we were calling them 'Whitcomb', but they lose their case since they planted 'Akebono'.
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    Here is that 'Akebono' with a few open flowers now.
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    Beautiful Snow Goose at intersection of Cambie and 57th.

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    We saw that 'Snow Goose' right after we passed these 'Akebono' trees at Langara Gardens on 57th near Ash Crescent.
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    I think we were headed for Manitoba Street but passed this colourful street, Laurel, at 52nd, and the whole time we stopped to photograph it, it never occurred to me that I had just posted the 'Accolade' side of the street from 54th. But I walked the whole block that day. Anyway, more photos.
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    Here is a nice 'Akebono' at 620 W. 54th, and another on 54th at Ash Crescent.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are some trees on private property on Tisdall near the Oakridge Shopping Centre. There isn't actually a "keep off" sign, but I don't want to encourage a lot of people to traipse around the property. Still, there are interesting things to mention here. Last year on Douglas Justice's walk we saw a 'Pink Perfection' right next to a 'Kanzan', viewed from below at the driveway to the garage. I posted that just before the walk, in posting 95). This year in the back of the property I found another of the same combo ('Pink Perfection' on the left, and flowers from that tree). I would think they were both planted at the same time, when the landscaping was done. If that's true, it's evident how different the size is for the two cultivars, and how inaccurate is the city's tree map showing that 'Pink Perfection' is the fourth most common cherry on city streets. There is not really any legitimate 'Pink Perfection' location on their map. It is pretty clear that two rows of 'Pink Perfection' will never make a canopy over any street.
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    In the same area is a good-looking 'Accolade' with just enough flowers remaining to figure out what it is.
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    In the front of the property are a few other cherries, all either on their own roots or low-grafted. It makes me wonder what was the source of so many good-looking trees - did the landscaper understand these things, or was it the source nursery? Here is an 'Ukon'.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I posted this 'Yae-beni-shidare' and 'Beni-shidare' combo at 5860 Tisdall one year way past their blooming time. It was still past last weekend, but closer. I don't think this is a street - it's more like a driveway next to the building that has an address on Tisdall. 'Yae-beni-shidare' on the left.
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    The 'Ukon' are in full bloom next to the Safeway on Cambie at 45th, where my Easter Parade cherry walk starts on Sunday at 1:30 (following the group singing of "Easter Parade" at 1:25).
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ah, I just realized that the three 'Yokihi' on 48th, one tree each block east from Cambie, are in this neighbourhood too. These photos are from the various trees, photos from April 13.
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    There are three beautiful trees in this spot. Here are two more photos of the 'Ukon'. No green stripes here (as are being discussed elsewhere on what were assumed to be 'Ukon').
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    This photo shows the above tree on the left, with an astoundingly beautiful 'Shogetsu' on the right.
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    Here is the 'Shogetsu'. The flowers looked very white "in person".
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    The other tree in this area is a 'Shiro-fugen'. I'm not sure why I didn't photograph the whole tree either time I saw it.
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    On the same street as Yokihi, two Shirofugen trees are in bloom W. 48/Columbia on April 20, 2019.

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    The two Yokihi trees on W. 48th and Columbia are past peak bloom, but still showy, although a little pale, on April 20, 2019.

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    I was talking about the trees at Oakridge Gardens, which we tip-toed in to see on my Easter Parade/Cherry Walk last weekend. Thomas, a member of the Vancouver Walking Meetup Group wrote to tell me I was welcome to use any photos he posted, and he posted some very nice ones, including a photo of one of the 'Shiro-fugen' trees here.
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    Here are two more of his blossom photos from this location, 'Ukon' and 'Shogetsu'.
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    I just had a reply from Felly Lin, saying I could use her photos from the walk mentioned in the above posting! I wanted to post this one particularly because it shows a 'Pink Perfection', in the background but centred, next to a 'Kanzan' in the foreground. These are on Cambie at the south end of Oakridge, at 45th. I'm wearing my Easter bonnet, under the 'Pink Perfection'. If so many 'Kanzan' hadn't been labelled 'Pink Perfection' so many years ago, we never would have got them confused. We have @Ron B to thank for continually trying to get us to recognize the difference ten or so years ago. We finally got it.
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