Identification: Rancho - early mid season, single pink blossoms, upright, reddish leaves

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This is not a question, but comments are welcome. Rancho cherries are tall narrow trees with strongly upright branches. Mottled dark pink blossoms have five petals, and the bud scales are sticky to the touch. The very reddish leaves start to come out when the flowers appear, around the same time as Akebonos.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Upright form of Sargent cherry, of uncertain distinction from 'Columnaris'. Columnar seedlings have also been selected and sold as the typical plant, without distinguishing cultivar names. Therefore, only plantings with labels or planting records specifying these were acquired as 'Rancho' should be so-called.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are some Rancho autumn colours (and bark). These trees are near the theatre in the park, near the Pavillion.
    20081022_StanleyPkPavilion_Rancho_Cutler_9591c.jpg 20081022_StanleyPkPavilion_Rancho_Cutler_9593.jpg 20081022_StanleyPkPavilion_Rancho_Cutler_9598.jpg

    The Ranchos near the tennis court looked orange from above but yellow from the other side. There was quite a range of leaf colours on the ground.
    20081022_StanleyPk_Rancho_Cutler_9614.jpg 20081022_StanleyPk_Rancho_Cutler_9615.jpg 20081022_StanleyPk_Rancho_Cutler_9621.jpg
     
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