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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Mar 28, 2008.
A very slow walk along there definatly Veronica. It's beautiful..
There are three little paths lined with three different types of double-flower cherry trees, they are all within the residential complex located at 5860-5888 Dover Cresent, as shown in red lines in the following map.
One of them, lined with over 30 'Kanzan', is already marked on the VCBF map.
The path in the middle has 4 'Kanzan' on one side and 5 light pink double-flowered cherry trees on the other side. I think they are 'Ichiyo'.
The third path on the east has 21 trees in total, 17 of them are same as the above.
4 other trees (the first 4 on the right side of DSCF1728 shown above) have much lighter-colored double flowers that are blooming later than the others. I'm not quite sure what they are. I'll have to post them in the next post.
Here are some pictures of the 4 trees with double flowers that are pale white to very light pink. Petals seem more fringed. Are they 'Shogetsu'? The stalks don't seem that long though.
Indeed! Late afternoon is the best as the golden light peers through the branches.
Yes, they are. I got confused by a tree yesterday with bundled flowers on quite short flower stems, but I had a photo from 10 or so years ago of the same tree with very long stems. At least you have some long stems showing in the second and third photos. I have seen some nice 'Shogetsu', but often they are weak trees that look like the one closest to the camera here.
That's an amazing location for 'Ichiyo'. I thought the rule was to plant only a pair. Must be different rules in Richmond. :)
Yes, the 'Shogetsu' do seem smaller and weaker. I'm curious why the rule to plant only a pair of 'Ichiyo'?
4 'Ama-no-gawa' trees in the garden of RIVA3 condo project at 7008 River Parkway. Although on private property, they are easily visible from the street. Shall we add it to the map?
'Shiro-fugen', 'Kanzan' and Sweet Cherries blooming together at Worksafe BC. I love the layers of the colors.
And these are the recent look of the one 'Ito-kukuri' at the entrance of Worksafe on Westminster Hwy. Photos were taken on April 21. I found the way the flowers bundle around the branches particularly funny. It makes the branches so thick and strong, like baguettes.
'Ichiyo' on Azure Road on April 21. There are 3 'Ichiyo' trees on the same block. No. 6191, No. 6259, and No. 6280.
The one (first picture) that had 'Tai-haku' grafted on its rootstock apparently had that part pruned.
It's not a "rule" rule, it's a de facto state of the world in Vancouver. With very few exceptions, they're planted in pairs.
I consider anything easily visible from the street fair game, unless the home owners ask us to take down the marker, as was done in one Richmond location.
May Lin posted some very nice 'Shogetsu' at Langley City and Township. I was amazed when I saw these a couple of years ago.
At one time, I thought they are the only Shosar trees in Greater Vancouver, and was worried if the replace will be rezoning any time soon (like the many other places in Richmond). Luckily, my friend found a couple of Shosar trees in a private yard in Burnaby. I think she has mapped those trees on the Neighborhood Maps.
This 'Whitcomb' is in full bloom as of March 19, 2022.
The four 'Whitcomb' trees and one 'Accolade' at the bus exchange on Chatham at 2nd Ave are blooming nicely. The 'Accolade' is apparently doing better than the 'Whitcomb'.
I noticed that the 'Accolade' is not marked on the map at this location. I've just added it.
To help identify these as 'Somei-yoshino':
Updates on March 19, 2022. The ones on Moncton:
The ones behind the Steveston Japanese Language School:
Just across the parking lot from the community park, outside the Fisherman's Hospital, a couple of the 'Akebono' trees are already showing off some early blooms.
Meanwhile, the 'Akebono' groves at Garry Point Park are like this.
Veronica, it's interesting to see the 'Somei-yoshino' buds and then the 'Akebono' buds, with more flowers open on the 'Akebono'. I'm finding that in the West End this year too - the 'Somei-yoshino' that usually flowers ahead of the 'Akebono' trees next to it is opening at the same time.
On that note, here comes the update of the two yoshino cherry trees on Richmond St.
To me, they seem like somewhere between 'Somei-yoshino' and 'Akebono'... Does this help clarify things?
I'm also attaching a photo of a young 'Akebono' just steps away.
The first ones look different from the 'Akebono', particularly the light not-yet-swollen buds. When they open, the flowers on the two cultivars should look different, smaller and flatter for 'Somei-yoshino'. Measure several flowers when they open. The bumpy branches say 'Somei-yoshino' to me too. Are they near you? You could let me know when it's time to visit.
It's close to my in-law's place. I go there every weekend. I'll keep you posted.
First spring in my new apartment, I think we have 'Snow Goose' in the garden! All twelve trees are all grafted on birchbark cherry trunks and I wondered what they were over the past few months. Now they are starting to bloom!
Unfortunately, they are not visible from the street so I can't put them on the map.
'Okame' on Richmond St at No.1 Road. The first two photos were taken on March 19th and the other three from March 22.
You get extra points for the bird.
Thanks for adding it to the map.
'Accolade' in Minoru Park is blooming nicely on March 24.
The three 'Shosar' on Minoru Rd this year. It seems that they are slightly past their peak. Some portions are already withering. Isn't it a little early?