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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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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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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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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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.
     
  4. Lisa L

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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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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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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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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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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.
     
  11. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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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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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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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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