Identification: Prunus maackii - orange peeling bark

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I've never seen Prunus maackii (Manchurian cherry, or Amur chokecherry) in Vancouver, but I saw a lot of them in Calgary last week. Maybe they don't do so well in our damp spring climate? Many of them were beautiful trees. I see that there are some cultivars, 'Amber Beauty' being one that appears in a lot of google photos. I would guess these are cultivars, but don't really know how to tell.

    This one is in the Reader Rock Garden.
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    This is a street tree in the Elboya neighbourhood in SW Calgary.
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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    'Manchurian', and 'Amur', are clues for you here: locations in northeastern Asia with highly continental climates - fairly similar to Calgary, but very unlike Vancouver's oceanic climate.
     

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