Riley Park

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  1. Willard

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    'Shiro-fugen' at Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch and Putt. Looking about the same as it did exactly three years ago May 4, 2014 (previous posting #105).

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    What more can you say about Pink Perfection? The name says it all.

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    At Queen Elizabeth Park , on 37th Ave entrance.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Right, for the flowers. For the trees, the name is serious hyperbole. Possibly criminal hyperbole. :)

    For the 'Shiro-fugen', it's nice to be able to see them as wide-spreading as they like to be. Interesting how pink the tree looks in the thumbnail pictures, from the leaves. The flowers are white now.
     
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    Grand old 'Shiro-fugen' at Mountain View Cemetery.

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    Great fun was had by all at Queen Elizabeth Park today. I was there for the Alex Downie Walk and Talk - and a whole lot more!

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    Fifty-three people attended the walk today with Alex Downie. It was very informative. Thanks to Alex for sharing his passion and knowledge of trees at Queen Elizabeth Park.

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    'Somei-yoshino' for all!
     
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    Not sure who this is. Lovely double pink, bark from the tree doesn't show clear lentils. Very dainty tree up against the house, full south exposure along the lane connection walkway if 26th continued. between John street and Webber, but Webber doesn't officially go this far south. It ends at a roundabout walkway. This house faces John, but the cherry is on the lane way, next to another weeping cherry and then 3 evergreen magnolias.
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    another mystery. This tree all the flowers are on the twigs at the bottom of the tree. I think this is probably below a graft union, but i couldn't actually see the union. The tree is very large, and no blooms on the top portion. The type of damage you get on trees when someone takes a Weedeater to the bottom and it gets all that twiggy growth. I would think it may be a type of bird cherry, but isn't it a bit early for bird cherries to be blooming? The sepals are also rounded and not curving backwards like they do on bird cherries. any ideas into what tree this may be? Tree is on South East Corner.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The double plums are open now, so probably Prunus x blireiana. These always look so much larger in photos than they really are.
    Yes, it looks like the rootstock of a plum. It's hard to see the distinguishing bits in the photo, except that there is no notch at the end of the petals, and there is the single flower at the top of the photo. I've noticed that the rootstock plums get their leaves after the flowering. You could go back and check that the leaves will emerge unrolling, not unfolding.
     
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    thanks wendy I will keep an eye on it! Lisa
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I went to investigate this group of five 'Ukon' street trees in full bloom, opposite a few 'Kanzan'. There is a teeny little triangle park there, and it's a lovely location. The 'Ukon' have a lot of green stripes, and it was suggested to us that they should be 'Gyoiko'. I have posted very many photos in a new thread in Ornamental Cherries to discuss the ID of these trees: Identification: - Is this 'Ukon' or 'Gyoiko'?
    Please keep the ID discussion over in that thread. These are big old trees, with big (likely avium) trunks.
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    The Whitcombs in Tea Swamp Park at Sophia & 15th are just beginning to bloom as of today:
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    Laura Blumenthal Active Member 10 Years

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    They look a lot better today:

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    Pandora opening on E. 27 (south side), just west of Quebec, and in Queen Elizabeth Park, March 22, 2020.
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    This is the tree at 18th and Prince Edward. also very twiggy and terrible graft union. I think it may be an Accolade based on another old posting noting that there were a pair of Accolades on 18th. Very pink on reverse of petal. This one does have semi double petals. pic from Saturday march 21 2020
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    You know, Lisa L., I hope this poor tree doesn't suffer from the LL-Jo-nioi curse. You remember, last year, you posted VanDusen's Jo-nioi, complaining about its poor appearance, and its petals promptly turned greenish.

    Take another look at this tree, brutally pruned to accommodate the overhead wires, yet gallantly pushing out beautiful flowers, and be kind.

    Accolade, at the SW corner of E. 18th and Prince Edward, on March 27, 2020.

    Kitty corner to it, seen under its left side, there is an Akebono, which is not on the map—and which I'll have to post, or Wendy will be annoyed with me, proving once again your less than benign cherry influence.
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    sorry Anne. That pic is beautiful! I missed the Akebono but can see it in your photo. next grocery run i will watch for it :) -L
     
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    Making do while waiting for the Somei-Yoshino Queen at QE, here is the SY tree at the SW corner of Woodstock and Prince Edward on March 26, 2020.
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    One of the Mikuruma-gaeshi trees on W. 37/Elizabeth has started its bloom on March 29, 2020. It is fortunate that it's across the street from Queen Elizabeth Park, now blocked off to vehicular traffic. Only pedestrian access to the park.
    [Edited by wcutler April 7, 2020]: Anne has decided this is 'Akebono'.
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    I'm not sure what kind of tree this is, but I found two of them on the block of 30th Ave. between Sophia and John Sts.
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    Accolade as per post #33
     
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    Aha - they look like Accolades, but I thought they'd be done by now. Maybe not.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    How is it possible that in the coldest Vancouver neighbourhood, these flowers have started to open, yet in the tropical West End, they have not started opening at all?
    [Edited] - Anne has retracted this, decided it was 'Akebono'. Whew. One less weird thing.
     
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    16 young Akebono (?) trees - actually, they seem a little bit too white to be Akebono - in Mountain View Cemetery - planted in 3 too-neat rows of 6 trees between the Buddhist shrine and the Jewish cemetery, iin the mostly Japanese area:
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