Riley Park

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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    It may be nearing the end of the season, but this Yae-beni-shidare is still hanging in there on the southwest corner of Prince Edward and E. 33rd at April 28, 2021. Looks like it has its own roots, and thus its own mind to be young, tall and stubborn.
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    It's going to need those attributes to fit into that not very sizeable yard. It's nice to see this.
     
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    But the pinks and fresh green leaves emerging, make a wonderful contrast for a few more days. I find this time very enjoyable, although it is sad to see the blossom disappearing for another season.
     
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    Shirofugen just finishing up at QE park. Found one that still shows its green elephant tusk. this newish planting right at the traffic light as you come out of hilcrest community centre. The trees still have their tags on them!
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    not really sure what this group of cherries are. they are on the east side of the park drive across from the duck pond. there is a green tape on one of the trees branches. the trees have a lot of lichen on them and green leaves. I thought i saw 2 pistals and it reminded me of the ballerina with her tutu, but that cherry is Shogetsu and it fades to white, not pink. then i wondered about the extra phyloid, maybe they are Ichiyo? but these too fade to white. is it Takasago? with that extra sepal on the back. the sepals do look very different on this one. but is it a bit late for Takasago to be blooming? is it Pink Perfection? the do have an "untidy" appearance as branching trees. There are a lot of weird petals in the middle, the sepals may be slightly re curved and toothed, but there does seem to be more than 5........?? the leaves are green, but I don't recall if they were bronze/reddish last week or not. ........any ideas ??? what cherry is this?
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    These Ukon's are almost finished blooming too. I was looking for a bird reported to be in the area....which i did not find, but saw these lovely cherries instead. unfortunately since the 2013 post of them there has been quite a growth of Ivy up the trees that are on the golf course side of the fence. I thought my birdie may have been in the ivy, but alas it did not show itself. The greenish colour of Ukon is barely noticeable, but just a hint is still there.
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    I love the arch of pinks, geens and whites Lisa. I can imagine a tranquil walk along there.. very pretty indeed.
     
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    I'm invoking my "no cherries ID'd past their prime" rule. Make a note for next year.
     
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    I saw a flower on the ground with second storey , and a few with that character on the tree branch, but those were too far to take photos. Besides , the petals are more than 90, I counted one. Would that be Kiku-zakura ?

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    Wow, Janice, it sure looks like it. With that number of petals and the tree shape, we don't know of anything else around here that it could be. I'm always amazed how these trees turn up where we've never seen them before. That's a pretty exciting way to wrap up the year, @Lisa L and @Janice Lin.
     
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    Since Wendy has given the ID, and Janice has got better photos of the flowers, I can post these shots I took on May 3, 2021.

    Note that the location of the three trees is not directly across the Duck Pond. If you turn to the Duck Pond road from the 33rd Avenue/Ontario access, they will be on the right (east) before you arrive at the Duck Pond, which will be on your left.
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    Just for the record, it was Janice who gave the ID and I said it looks like it.
    Whoever wants to put them on the map can comment here so that not everyone has to do it.
     
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    This was just a drive-by last week, of the 'Whitcomb' cherries in Tea Swamp Park at 15th and Sophia. There used to be five of these trees; now I saw only two, on 15th. I've un-favourited this location, though it's nice to have cherries at a park.
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  15. Anne Eng

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    It's Vancouver rain for a week, but 'Accolade' still glows from two blocks away. Two trees, one on each side of E. 30th, between Sophia and John. Wet and dropping blossoms at March 17, 2022.
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    'Pandora' is past peak bloom, as the blossoms are fading to white, on the east side of Quebec, south of E. 27, at March 27, 2022.
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    Right across, on the west side of Quebec is an 'Akebono, still in good bloom at March 27, 2022. Its proximity to 'Pandora' allows a comparison between the 'Akebono' overlapping petals and the 'Pandora' petals which taper, forming little gaps around the centres of the blossoms.
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    In happy serendipity, a middle-aged resident emerged to say that her mother planted 'Pandora', 'Akebono' and the third cherry tree on Quebec (which must be Kanzan, since it has no buds yet) more than thirty years ago. Along with the daffodils, all three are reliable spring harbingers.

    We must congratulate this woman on her foresight!
     
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    The two trees of 'Umineko' are past peak bloom in the Riley Park Community Centre playground (east side Ontario street, south of E. 30th). Red eyes in flower centres at April 1, 2022.
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    'Umineko' by the Duck Pond in Queen Elizabeth Park is in full bloom at April 01, 2022.
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    The two 'Shirotae' across from the Duck Pond in Queen Elizabeth Park are starting to open at April 1, 2022.
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    At the 33rd Ave entrance to QE Park, the 'Akebono' grove on the south side of the entrance is more attractive to me than the larger area across the road.
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    On the other hand, I have to applaud the extra attention given to the ungrafted, more beautifully structured 'Somei-yoshino' on the other side.
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    Two of the 'Yae-bene-shidare' along the walk down from the large quarry garden look ok. 'Unineko' are in bloom in the background.
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    Mountain View Cemetery is known for it’s big old ‘Kanzan’ and ‘Shirofugen’ plantings. Although they are not even close to blossoming, the younger ‘Shirotae’ are. I remember viewing them in 2017 (see posting #143 in this thread).
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    Two alleys of ‘Shirotae’.
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    There are a few ‘Akebono’ mixed in with the ‘Shirotae’
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    ‘Akebono’ were well past bloom, but still attractive. There is a planting of numerous 'Akebono' trees at the Chinese Memorial Pavilion.
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    What a wonderful restful place. You don't just have gorgeous cherries, but the most amazing views there in Canada. My wife and I so enjoy seeing the postings with the mountain backdrops.
     
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    The majestic Avium plena along the north side of Midlothian Avenue from Yukon to Cambie are about 80% in bloom.
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    The 'Ama-no-gawa' on the south side of Talisman, east of Yukon, is looking the way an 'Ama-no-gawa' should look like: tall, upright, vigorous, and fragrant. The graft is so low, it could pass for a shrub if you're driving by too quickly. It's got good air circulation too, not pent up next to a building. In bloom at April 22, 2022.

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    'Shogetsu' in bloom on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park, just off the the entry to the W. 33rd parking lot at April 27, 2022. Several trees on the site, but this one has the most advanced growth, including all kinds of suckers coming out. The planting here also includes a couple of young 'Shiro-fugen.'

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