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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Mar 28, 2008.
Thank you! I actually went back there today. That branch reaching towards the left was cut.
Found one "odd" 'Accolade' at the corner of Steveston Hwy & Swallow Dr. Not sure if "odd" is the right word. Flowers on the main tree are practically all gone but the little branches shooting out from below still have blossoms.
Flowers on the thin branches:
Flowers from the main tree:
VanDusen's nemesis, the Korean Hill Cherry in actual form on the west side of Minoru Boulevard at Acheson, is in full bloom at April 16, 2021. Five trees, three at south end of building grounds, two at the north.
Crimson bud scales, hairy pedicels, and flowers with narrow petals tapering to the base.
'Umineko' on Sandiford Dr., April 14. I went to see 'Snow Goose' at VanDusen yesterday. They seem almost the same to me. I know that they share the same parent, but is there any clue that could tell these two apart?
5 'Akebono' in the playground of Lord Byng Elementary School. Photos were taken on April 12.
One more across the street on Pleasant.
A row of 'Akebono' (4 in total) at 11860 Steveston Court, along No.1 Road, April 12.
I was sure that the 'Umineko' I posted at UBCBG on Wednesday (Ornamental Cherries at UBCBG 2021) looked larger, heftier, than the 'Snow Goose' trees around town that are around six years old, but I'm not certain of that now, having seen a 'Snow Goose' in Stanley Park that might have looked similar to the UBCBG 'Umineko' had it been allowed to keep all its branches on the trunk down to the ground (I've posted it at West End / Stanley Park). It's unusual to see a 'Snow Goose' high grafted, as your first tree is here.
In Vancouver, the 'Umineko' are old and the 'Snow Goose' are young. Ones in between are anybody's guess, unless the grafting gives it away. I don't know what's with the row of 'Snow Goose' in Stanley Park - they are 12 years old and are less than half the size of the 'Umineko' at UBCBG that are half their age. I think the 'Snow Goose' are low grafted, though, maybe on dwarfing rootstock (I'm making this up), and maybe that's what makes the difference. but if that's generally the case, then big - 'Umineko', smaller - 'Snow Goose', and young - 'Snow Goose'. I can't remember if I've seen reports of young 'Umineko' outside of UBCBG.
Thank you! I also saw the young 'Snow Goose' on the medium of Cambie & 41st. They seemed more upright and leafy.
Except that I see that I posted a photo of one for sale at the UBCBG Shop in the Garden in 2010 that was grafted high on Birch Bark Cherry rootstock. Identification: - Snow Goose - single white, upright, mid-season. So, if on a Birch Bark Cherry trunk, then 'Snow Goose'.
Three big trees in full bloom on the corner of Westminster Hwy & No.2 Rd. Yellowish double flower, copper green leaves. They seem very much like 'Ukon', but so early?
Yes, they're being reported open now around town. That's what these are.
I also went to see the Korean Hill Cherry on Minoru today, April 17. Only one day apart from Anne's visit, but the ground was covered with petals. They are falling so very quickly.
A total of 6 young 'Rancho' trees in the private yards on No.1 Road at Pacemore Avenue, right by the bus station.
I think one of my neighbors has a 'Shiro-fugen' in their backyard. Snapped some photos this evening. The flower size is about 4cm, pale pink to white. It's a small tree with most of its trunk hidden behind the fence. I will update the photos in the next few days when there're more blooms and better light.
And how perfect for the space available to the homeowners. Excellent planting IMO.
When I was a boy, our neighbours had this tree in their back garden, it was so very wide that it seemed to go on and on. Also from what I can remember, it flowered in May over here. Ahh memories!!! Thankyou Veronica.
You are very welcome! ;)
'Yae-beni-shidare' grafted at an "uncomfortable" place. Photos were taken on April 14, on Garry St at Leeward Gate.
Trying to disguise an ugly electrical box very well indeed. Where there's a will there's a way, as the old saying goes.
More photos from yesterday.
A nice-looking 'Kanzan' at a nice corner of No.1 Road and Chatham.
Three more across the street (and three more a little bit to the south).
Behind the same building (Steveston View) at No.1 Road, in the back alley where the resident parking is, are two 'Shiro-fugen'.
This is a pretty lovely intersection dotted with different cherry trees, as the 'Ama-no-gawa' are also blooming nicely on the other side of No.1 Road.
One 'Shirotae' is at the end of its bloom, but here's a photo from April 12.
Plus a row of 'Akebono' by the Maple Residence. All visible at the corner of No.1 & Chatham, and all within the circle marked below.
Mine will be flowering in about 7 days, so yours are about two weeks ahead of us here in Southern England. This forum does help to extend the fun though.
Funny I share the same feeling. My friends back in my hometown in southeast China post Kanzan photos 2 weeks ahead of us here. ;)
Such a world wide forum, we are all very fortunate to have this.
A lovely little path lined with about 30 'Kanzan' cherry trees west of the Steveston Dog Off-Leash Area, south of Fentiman Place.