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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Mar 28, 2008.
5 mature Shirofugen would be soon in bloom at Earles & Vanness.
Kanzan on both sides of 27Ave east and west from Nootka St.
24 Ave. east from Nootka lined with Kanzan
18 Ave east from Nootka St.
many different mature cherries, some are quite rare.
Kanzan, several Avium Plena, Takasago.
Several mature beautiful Takasago at 21Ave east from Nootka St. are still in bloom
Line of Ukon along 15Ave west from Nootka
2 or 3 Shirotae at Lillooet south from 15Ave
'Kiku-shidare-zakura' at 15Ave near Lillooet St.
10 Shirofugen at Rupert south from E. Broadway just started in bloom
Kanzan on both sides and divider of Rupert St. south and north from 15Ave.
Several Kanzan around MacDonalds at Lougheed Hwy near Boundary Rd.
Kanzan country. East of Nanaimo on 24th for two blocks.
More Kanzan country. East of Nanaimo on 23rd, but with construction.
Double row of Kanzan on 12th and Kamloops.
Triple row of Kanzan on Rupert at 20th. I like snow, too.
Photos taken April 27.
Everywhere you look, Kanzan.
This double row on 27th, west of Lillooet.
And they were in peak bloom April 27.
More Kanzan on 28th, at Penticton. Big ones!
@Willard and @Nadia White Rock already posted photos from 27th and Lillooet, and from 24th and Lillooet. Here's a photo from 27th on Lillooet, showing the open view of the row of 'Kanzan' at 24th.
And a snowy lions photo from 27th.
The 'Shiro-fugen' trees on Earles at Vanness (actually on the corner of Kings) have barely opened yet. I'm surprised they're so slow to open here.
I got dropped off today on 29th and Boundary, just a block from Cariboo Park, with three or so each of 'Ukon' and 'Kanzan' trees, not in a mass planting. It's a lovely park.
This is the first of any photos from the VCBF 10th Anniversary plantings. 'Snow Goose' and 'Akebono' have finished blooming, and these 'Shiro-fugen' seem reluctant to start, though other 'Shiro-fugen' trees in this neighbourhood are equally late.
I would be feeling insulted, as these do not look like great trees to me. The 'Snow Goose' are on Birch Bark Cherry rootstock, which I think looks bizarre. 'Snow Goose' seem widely available grafted low so that the trunk matches the tree. What's wrong with a tree having a matching trunk?
The 'Shiro-fugen' are grafted high; the rootstock growth off the trunk is already appearing, and the graft area looks pretty weak - the rootstock diameter is already larger than the scion. I don't understand that dark area on the trunk in the 2nd photo.
The 'Akebono' is also high-grafted, with the mismatched size of the trunk and scion apparent already and the branching all from the same place, and the rootstock growth already underway on the trunk.
It's one thing to have trees grafted high on city streets so that they branch above the parked cars and passing trucks. But in a park, wouldn't it be nice if the trees looked like real trees?
Plethora of 'Shiro-fugen' blooming now on E27th between Nanaimo and Penticton.
Too bad the swing broke before we got there.
Double row of 'Kanzan' on 38th, east of Nanaimo, for one block.
'Kanzan' plus 'Akebono' on 40th between Nanaimo and Clarendon. 'Kanzan' on the north, 'Akebono' on the south.
'Kanzan' on Brock from Nanaimo to Clarendon.
With a young 'Shirofugen' planted 2012.
And a young 'Akebono' planted 2010.
So, I happened to be in Renfrew-Collingwood today, and this is what I saw: Akebonos everywhere!
First of all, along 40th Ave. both east and west of Wales, previously posted at #69, from March 18th, 2015:
Then a little further north on Wales, an older tree:
Then just south of Norquay Park, across the street from the park:
Then near the northwest entrance to Norquay Park, at Kingsway and Wales, a new planting of five baby Akebonos along the path that leads into the park:
'Shiro-fugen' on E27th between Nanaimo and Penticton are ahead of last year's bloom time. See posting #92 dated April 27, 2017.