Riley Park

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Hey, did we know there's a 'Stellata' in QE Park? We were on the way to the Duck Pond and saw this tree. It's just before the meadow when you're walking from the quarry, before you get to the two baby 'Yae-beni-shidare' (not pictured).
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    The 'Umineko' at the Duck Pond are in bloom. These people weren't really having a Hanami, but they said it was true enough that they were there enjoying the blossoms.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Joseph Lin and I traded places yesterday. He led an afternoon walk in the West End and I joined a walking group for supposed exercise in the Riley Park neighbourhood.

    I was all excited to have made my first ever P. sargentii identification (if you don't count 'Rancho'), but I see it's practically the same photo that's in our book. I had no idea where that tree was.
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    It's time to see 'Umineko' everywhere in town. Here they are on St George between 30th and 31st; Sophia between 19th and 20th, and the last two on Ontario at the Riley Park Community Centre at 30th.
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    On 28th between St George and Fraser are old and young [edited by wcutler 2014apr23]Sargent Hybrid cherries on both sides of the street.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    In 2008, Anne said this grove of 'Ukon' at the northeast corner of QE Park, near 33rd and Ontario, had five trees, but it looked like seven to me. I didn't walk over to examine them, so maybe she's right. They're in bloom now.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The P. avium 'Plena' trees on 29th at Cambie, just north of Queen Elizabeth Park, are in bloom now. [I've edited the location, had the wrong street-wcutler]
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There's nothing like having a regular weekly walk for keeping up with the trees in the neighbourhood. Our mid-main Meetup group walk yesterday did 'Kanzan' until Laura said we'd seen enough of them and had to walk on green, not pink, streets. Good 'Kanzan' locations are 19th, from Carolina to Fraser, 21st and Main to Prince Edward, 22nd from Prince Edward to Fraser, and around 27th and St George. Several corners have 'Kanzan' running in all directions.
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    We're featuring parks this year, so this is Edward Park at 22nd and Prince Edward.
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    The four Pink Perfections at Queen Elizabeth Park's W. 37 Avenue entrance (between Mackie and Columbia) are in full bloom on April 28, 2010.
     

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    A Shirofugen joins the golfers in Queen Elizabeth Park, April 28, 2010 (north side of W. 37th Avenue, between Ontario and Manitoba).
     

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    The two Accolades on E. 30 at Sophia in bloom on March 26, 2011.
     

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    Two Whitcombs are in bloom in private yard at NW corner of Yukon and W. 27 on March 26, 2011.
     

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    The Uminekos at Riley Park are in full bloom:
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    A few blocks northward, at W 27 and Ontario, in front of General Wolfe Elementary, is a beautiful Akebono:

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    Re: Riley Park-Shirofugen

    I found this cherry tree is still blooming on July 15, which located on north of #66 West 37 Ave by the QE Golf Course fence. I wonder if this is normal.
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    My brother found this cherry tree (Shirofugen) fully bloomed on May 18.
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    Some photos were taken on May 22
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    Some flowers were taken on July 2.
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    Re: Riley Park-Shirofugen

    It's sort of normal for 'Shirofugen'. I've posted photos in mid-June from other years in the Shirofugen thread, and Laura posted some this year from July 1 in Kensington.

    In that Shirofugen thread, see Mariko's posting #10, and posting #11, where I quoted Arthur Lee Jacobson saying that this cultivar does bloom again "sparsely, in mid-June or early July".

    Even though the cherries almost caught up, they were still a bit late, so it's not too surprising that they would have blooms this year in July. The (now two of what were three) older trees along the Seawall at English Bay had a lot of blossoms a week or so ago, some old and some new. They're exciting to see if you're excited by such things, but really, they don't show up well in a tree photo, particularly compared to when they're first in bloom. But the individual blossoms have a lot of interesting variation.

    It makes it difficult for me to set the end of the blooming date for the 'Shirofugen' locations on the map. A lot of them have a lot of blossoms still into June, but would you say they were still in bloom? I decided no-one would want to drive across town to see a 'Shirofugen' after the last week in May and set the end date to that.
     
  13. Laura Blumenthal

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    Here's a very young 'Beni Shidare' (I think), in the cute little lane between King Edward and 26th, at John St.:

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    Laura, I'm not sure what it is, but it can't be Beni-shidare. Because Beni means Red or dark pink in Japanese.
    I can't see flowers well, but I think it might be Shidare-somei-yoshino, Hybrid of Oshima-zakura & Ito-zakura(Shidare-zakura). Anyway it is very cute.
     
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    Snofozam.
     
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    Thanks, Anne and Mariko. Here are some more we saw today on the Lost Streams of Vancouver Walk:

    First this unidentified cherry in front of the Tupper School at 23rd & Carolina:
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    And then this beautiful pendula 'Beni Shidare' (yes - it's red):
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    Unfortunately, I didn't have time to note the exact location, but I know that it was after we passed the Nat Bailey Stadium, so it was either on Talisman Ave. near Yukon, or it was on Yukon.
     
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    I drove by yesterday to get the location of this tree, and it is on the north side of 18th Ave., just east of Cambie.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here's an email I received from Anne Lerner, the person behind the festival's info address:

    These aren't on the map. I would be nice to get a photo posted.
     
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    The Accolades at 18th & Prince Edward, previously posted in Post #47, are looking promising:

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    Riley Park's first Pandora in bloom at southeast corner of Quebec and E.27 on March 28, 2013.
     

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    Wow. I saw the same tree yesterday, with only a very few blossoms open. It just popped open in one day. I wasn't even convinced that it was the same, but the fence is the same and now I can see the magnolia next to it in both photos. I thought next week would be plenty of time to see it.
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    If any one is interested in this, at the end of the block is the Bunny Trail leading over to James St. It's sort of cute, just the depth of one lot, not very exciting, but there are little rewards in the autumn. There's a (private) tree with tasty figs on the east side of Quebec just before the trail, and a Heptacodium miconioides just past the end of the trail on James.
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    Mariko's giant Somei-Yoshino at the NW corner of Prince Edward and Woodstock is looking strong on March 30, 2013.
     

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    This tree at Yukon and 18th is providing a pleasant distraction for those cycling up the Yukon bike route. It looks like it is the advance for all the trees yet to wake from the winter slumber.
     

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    Aren't there rules, like what blooms before what? I thought I'd learned that 'Somei-yoshino' open a few days before 'Akebono', and that's why they often seem more white than 'Akebono' - because by the time you notice all those 'Akebono' around here, the 'Somei-yoshino' have already been open for a few days.

    But not here in Queen Elizabeth Park - I was looking all over for the 'Somei-yoshino' - I was sure there was one, but I was expecting it to be open, since all the 'Akebono' trees have lots of open flowers already. But no, almost not open at all. Here are the 'Akebono'
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    and the 'Somei-yoshino'.
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    I saw Joseph Lin tonight, and he agreed with me - in QE Park, the 'Somei-yoshino' opens late, so he used to think that was the rule, but then a few years ago he came to agree with me that elsewhere, it opens before 'Akebono'.

    Except for this year in Stanley Park near the Rose Garden, where the young 'Akebono' trees near the 'Somei-yoshino' opened first, then the 'Somei-yoshino', and then the Rose Garden trees (not sure if these are open yet or not).
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It seems I just missed Anne Eng again. She posted this 'Rancho' with another one nearby in [edited] the South Cambie thread, but it's really Riley Park [edited]on the King Edward median east of Cambie, so I'd like the map link to be to this neighbourhood.
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    Here are the same 'Akebono' trees [edited] near the 33rd Ave entrance to QE Park off Cambie, one day later from my previous posting - totally open. The 'Umineko' (second photo) at the Duck Pond are open as well. 'Shirotae' (not pictured) across the road from the Duck Pond were just starting to open.
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