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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Mar 7, 2008.
More Graveley Beauty
Too bad this beauty only lasts a few weeks.
Re: More Graveley Beauty
Left and middle pics are more Purple Plums. Right pic is the same cherry cultivar as your other 'Graveley' thread, probably 'Hokusai'.
Re: Beauty on Graveley
Purple-leaved plum trees.
Re: More Graveley Beauty
'Hokusai' is a rare, large-flowered semi-double P. serrulata type. These are Yoshino cherries.
Re: Plums (Victoria)
Photos taken 2009-04-18 on McKenzie Street in Fairfield (not McKenzie Avenue in Saanich!) between Linden and Moss
>This is the only other Jacobson "Lindsayae" location I was able to get to - these are indeed plums but I have no idea of what variety<
Yes: That is definitely the one. The combination of purple shoots, almond pink flowers and green leaves is not provided by any other plum I am acquainted with. As can be seen in your pictures, this cultivar produces a unique effect in flower. Somebody should propagate these and plant them elsewhere up there, including the mainland.
Re: More Graveley Beauty
I'm having trouble deciding where to put this, but with two plum pix, I'm moving it to the Plums thread. The cherry is Akebono, a yoshino offspring.
Re: West End, Stanley Park
Plums starting to bloom. In the alley between Comox and Nelson in the rear of the Shato Inn.
These Blireiana plums are out in the West End, and in Kits too, or at least outside Molsons. This one is from Beach Avenue.
In 2008, the blooming date in the West End for this cultivar was March 12. This photo is from February 16, 2010.
Joseph Lin says we have to do Olympics and plums, particularly at the Art Gallery downtown, so here they are. Prunus cerasifera.
These are the ones outside Molsons. It's not really a mural - it's more a banner done to look like a mural. I don't know if you can see that all those little squares are people's faces. No, I don't know what people. Prunus x blireiana.
Note that this is styled Prunus x blireiana as it represents a cross (P. cerasifera 'Pissardii' x P. mume 'Alphandii'), with there being a lighter pink selection of the cross still present in some older plantings (down here, anyway) called P. x blireiana 'Moseri'. The far more common darker pink form shown here would consist of another clone, long distributed under the name of the cross, without its own specific cultivar designation.
A parallel situation within the same genus is the palest pink (effectively white) P. x yedoensis clone sold simply as P. x yedoensis vs. the named selection P. x yedoensis 'Akebono' - except that the white Yoshino cherry has still been visible in local nurseries during later years, unlike P. x blireiana 'Moseri'.
In the Vancouver Japanese cherry circle you are distinguishing the white one as Somei-yoshino.
The Cherry Blossoms are coming out in North Vancouver. Our location - mid Lonsdale. Hard to believe it is February 19th, 2010 and so warm and sunny outside.
Are we lucky or what?
Re: North Vancouver
JoZ, we're lucky, so far. But this is a fancy plum. See the previous two postings here.
Wow.... Well... I'll be...
A plum eh?
When we moved into this house that is what we were told.
But then... that is why I became a member of this forum.
I get to learn the truth about what is actually in my garden !
Thanks so much.
Photo of plums on Nelson, west of Chilco.
Her's a beauty at English Bay.
Has a lot of character. Any closer views?
Not tonight, but I'll put it on my list. I had to stand way back to fit it in my frame.
Where exactly is this (which block)? I see the Palm over to the side, so I have a general idea, but not quite.
It's the mini-park at Davie and Denman. To answer your question in the cherry forum, I don't know. I'm not well versed in shrubs.
You can easily see many purple-leaved plum and black-leaved plum on 44Ave, 45Ave and also many avenues south of East 49Ave along Main Street in Sunset community.
You can see many kinds of cherry plum in Arbutus Ridge Community.
You can also see this row of Black-leaved plum in South Cambie Community.
In response to Ron B.'s request for some closer shots of the plum at Davie and Denman.
Re: Tsawwassen and Ladner
It's too bad that the only one I can ID is Akebono. I found several new cherries in the Stahaken district of Tsawwassen, and more to come.
North End of Pacific Drive, at English Bluff Road. This is a row that is supposed to be seven trees, but the first one has been recently removed. Of the other six, three are older and lichen-covered, and three are very young, and I realize now that I didn't make absolutely sure they matched the old ones. None are very large. The flowers are double and pink.
The leaves do have velvety hairs, like the book says for Takasago; you can see that in the 2nd photo of the emerging leaves. That's my best guess, but I really have no idea.