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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Active Member 10 Years

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    The three trees of Yokihi on W. 48, east of Cambie are in bloom at April 13, 2020.
    (187 W. 48; 263 W. 48; 388 W. 48)
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    Shirotae planted on both sides of W. 45th, west of Montgomery, in full bloom at April 13, 2020.
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    The tall Choshu-hizakura twins are now in full bloom at Montgomery Park (W. 43rd/Oak). You can clearly see the darker pink edges of the petals. Last photo shows the short tree Choshu flowers. At April 13, 2020.
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    I went looking for 'Ukon' today on my bike - I remembered that there were some great specimens in Tisdall Park, but I could not find them nor the ones lining the Safeway parking lot - things are pretty crazy around there because of the construction, and I'm not sure what's happened to those cherry trees.

    Nice 'Shirotae', though, on the east side of Ash south of 45th:
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    Oak Gardens' hidden gardens (6015 Tisdall, west side; north of W. 45th) at April 15, 2020. Note access is by the paved path just north of the official address.

    Accolade is gasping its last breath to the left of the Ukon in full bloom.
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    Shogetsu has opened its first blossoms.
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    Anne Eng Active Member 10 Years

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    If you want perfection, you're going to have to work for it. Pink Perfection is at the back/west side of Oak Gardens. Best access is off W. 46th Avenue, heading north on Willow. Just before 6030 Willow, there is a driveway to the underground parking, and overlooking the driveway is a Kanzan. Where its left side should drape is actually another little cherry tree. Vexillate filaments, my friend! Just opening at April 15, 2020.
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    There are actually three Ichiyo trees at Southvan Manor (west side Alberta, south of W. 49th), two at the front entrance/parking area and one on the north side of the building. In bloom, April 15, 2020.
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    Ukons in Langara area on Alberta, south of W. 49th are in full bloom April 15, 2020.

    Two along the Langara Golf Course pathway.
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    Three in the parking lot of the YMCA.
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    Choshu-hizakura flowers at West 43rd (west of Oak) now looking very similar to those on the W. 27/Ash tree.

    The tall pair (blooming later):
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    The short pair (blooming earlier):
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    Now that Accolade is finished along the west side of Laurel (W. 52nd to W.54th), Ukon comes into bloom on the east side of Laurel at April 16, 2020.
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    I posted all my 'Choshu-hizakura' photos from Montgomery Park in Ornamental Cherries, in the Identification: - Horizontal spreading tree with white petal and bronze-green leaves(1) thread, but I do have one more. I hadn't previously met Susan and Billy, but I was pretty sure they were Joseph Lin's people, which they admitted to being. Billy told me he hadn't cared about cultivar names before, but since they have been talking about the ID of the short trees so much, now he's getting interested. I told them I would post their photo. Talking to someone in person other than my Safeway barista was the highlight of my day, and they were delightful people.
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    Ichiyo is now past peak bloom, but still looks good at Southvan Manor (west side Alberta, south of W. 49th), April 20, 2020.. You can see its 'one leaf ' (phylloid/leafy style) at the flower centres.
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    Avium Plena has emerged in bloom between two Ichiyo at Southvan Manor (west side Alberta, south of W. 49th), April 20, 2020.
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    Hard to believe a mere front yard can hold this huge Shiro-fugen on north side of W. 49th, between Cambie and Alberta. In bloom at April 20, 2020.
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    Pink Perfection by the pool of Oakridge Gardens (5925 Tisdall, west side; north of W. 45th) is in perfect bloom at April 20, 2020. With a Kanzan nearby for comparison. Note, the building complex name is Oakridge (not Oak) Gardens.
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    The other Pink Perfection in Oakridge Gardens at 6015 Tisdall, is pretty well overshadowed by its Kanzan neighbour. Both in bloom at April 20, 2020. In the third photo, the green leaves and lighter pink flowers of Pink Perfection in the top part separate it from the darker pink of Kanzan blossoms below.
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    Close-ups: first, of Pink Perfection; second, of Kanzan flowers.
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    OK, those little trees might not live up to their name, but that photo contrasting the 'Pink Perfection' and the 'Kanzan' is pink perfection.
     
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    The Big Three (Four if the Accolade is included) in the hidden garden at Oakridge Gardens (6015 Tisdall/W45) at April 20, 2020.

    Shogetsu, in full bloom.
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    Shiro-fugen, in full bloom.
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    Ukon, past peak bloom.
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    The Shiro-fugen corner on the SW corner of Oak and W. 43rd, marks the turn west of Oak if you're heading to Montgomery Park (W. 43rd, Oak to Montgomery) to see Choshu-hizakra. In bloom at April 20, 2020.
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    Shiro-fugen is starting to turn pink at NW corner of W.48 and Columbia at April 26, 2020.
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    Yokihi (187 W. 48) on W. 48, east of Cambie is finishing its bloom at April 26, 2020.
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    Shiro-fugen on W. 48th at the laneway just before Ontario, in bloom at April 26, 2020.
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    W. 48th Avenue, west of Montgomery has Shirotae, Shiro-fugen, and Kanzan.

    Shiro-fugen in bloom on both sides of W. 48th, west of Montgomery at April 28, 2020.
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    Two Shirotae finished blooming at April 28, 2020.
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    Note the peduncles: 1. Shirotae with peduncles; 2. Shiro-fugen with peduncles; 3. Kanzan NO peduncles.
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    So when Shiro-fugen turns all pink and it's hard to tell it from Kanzan—look for the peduncles!
     
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    Choshu-hizakura waves good-by from Montgomery Park (W.43rd, west of Oak). Done for the season at April 28, 2020.
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    Likewise to compare, Choshu-hizakura in South Cambie (W.27th, east of Ash) is also done for the season at April 28, 2020.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I don't think that's supposed to be the case, and I am pretty sure it not the case. I have circled the peduncles (the central stalk of an inflorescence, or the part closer to the branch) in your photo. Or are you trying to say something else?
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