Ornamental Cherries at UBCBG 2021

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  1. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    'Whitcomb' is about 20% out at UBC. These are trees are near the parking lot and are not grafted. They are still looking healthy (no signs of brown rot). Unfortunately, the garden is closed for another three weeks.

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Well, I hope we get to see more of the cherries this year than we did last year. Thanks to Douglas Justice for kicking off the 2021 season.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Very cheerful indeed. What a great start.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    March 3, and UBCBG has re-opened today for visitors, with the 'Whitcomb' cherry trees posted just above fully open to welcome us back. This is a great start to the season, and these might be the best-looking 'Whitcomb' cherries anywhere. Well, my experience is limited to the Vancouver area, where these are certainly the best-looking trees of this cultivar.
    The tree on the right in the first photo has a more shrubby appearance, with several trunks, which you can see in the second photo. It's the middle tree in the third photo, spreading widely to the left, making a tree in the background appear to be a fourth cherry, but there are only three of this cultivar here.
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    You must be so happy to have a garden open to visit, our lockdown has still not ended and tbh depression of not being able to visit wonderful gardens is getting to us. Do keep the wonderful photos coming Wendy.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I snuck in to the office to do a quick stint of IT tasks yesterday after hours (am otherwise not permitted to be in the office), but I snapped this pic of that 'Whitcomb'. I also saw Wendy, but I was in a bit of a rush (sorry, Wendy).
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Three cherries in bloom on March 31, 2021. In the middle of the Peter Wharton Grove is 'Surugadai-nioi', in full bloom. It was only slightly fragrant, and I had to work at finding out about that.
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    Off to the side, more as a border to the reception centre, is what I think is a new 'Accolade', with the best colouring.
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    I don't know how long this 'Pandora' has been here next to the driveway, but it's the first time I've caught the flowers.
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