Riley Park

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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    'Jo-nioi' is past peak bloom on the grounds of the old RCMP headquarters on the south side of W. 33rd, west of Heather, at April 27, 2022. For an old-timer, it's putting out a lot of new shoots that almost covers the old hole it has in one trunk.

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    The other 'Jo-nioi' in VanDusen Garden also shows similar trunk scarring from previous storms.

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    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    Not too far from the fading 'Jo-nioi' on the RCMP grounds, the young 'Shiro-fugen' is blooming well in its own little garden, with the new leaves emerging unmistakably bronzed, at April 27, 2022.

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  3. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    I went to see the 'Ama-no-gawa' that Anne posted above, on private property,
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    and saw two other interesting trees, one on the south side and one on the north side of the same block of Talisman - they're a bit past peak bloom, but I'm guessing from the amount of parasitic growth on the branches that these must be 'Takasago' - happy to stand corrected, though. Note: These are street trees, not on private property.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    What you've posted is 'Takasago', but the map shows that and 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' on that street, and their shapes seem similar to me.
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    It seems that Anne posted these back in 2013 as Takasago: Riley Park
     
  6. Anne Eng

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    Well, it's taken a whole year, but Lisa's post at #305 can now be updated and confirmed. Here is Queen Elizabeth Park's 'Kiku-zakura' near the Duck Pond (just before the pond, if using the W. 33rd/Ontario entry).

    Carnation buds at April 22, 2022.
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    Opening flowers at April 27, 2022.
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    In bloom at May 3, 2022.
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    The three trees of 'Kiku-zakura' at this location, at May 3, 2022.

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Wow, @Anne Eng, thanks for remembering this and tracking it, and for putting the marker on the map. So these are just south of the path that is south of the 'Shirotae' across the road from the duck pond?
    It was @Janice Lin who suggested the ID last year.
     
  8. Anne Eng

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    Yes! you got it. Good luck!
     
  9. Laura Blumenthal

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    One place I have sadly overlooked this year is Mountain View Cemetery. The trees there are left to grow upwards and outwards freely, and there are some amazing specimens, both venerable older trees and newer small trees. AND, it's not quite over yet! There are magnificent Shirofugen trees in bloom in many parts of the cemetery, with the best specimens near the south end, across from John Oliver school. These photos were all taken on May 7th.
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    There are also some Kanzan trees that are pretty much finished, but they have such a beautiful carpet of fallen blossoms under them that they're still worth a look:
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    And here's a mountain view, with a fading Kanzan partially framing it:
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  10. Anne Eng

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    'Kiku-zakura' is now at peak bloom in Queen Elizabeth Park at May 10, 2022. As Wendy has noted, there are interesting things happening in the centres of the flowers.
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    I was a little surprised to see some 'Shiro-fugen' blossoms on three young cherry trees yesterday. The trees are on the west side of QE Park along Kersland Dr near the W 33rd Ave entrance. Thanks Wendy for ID.
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