Riley Park

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I didn't name them when I photographed them in 2010. They must have just been planted, and I don't think I knew then that 'Somei-yoshino' were being planted. I'm with you on 'Somei-yoshino'. They have the bigger than 'Akebono' stars in the middle (your second photo) that Mariko always mentioned (that @Douglas Justice did not really agree was anything to go by, but I think it sort of works).
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  2. Anne Eng

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    Umineko in full bloom along Sophia, between E. 20th and E. 21st at April 2, 2020.
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    The Umineko trees on both sides of St. George, from E. 30th to E. 31st, are in full bloom April 2, 2020.
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    I think this is a 'Somei Yoshino'. Outside the North Entrance of Tupper High school . Lots of bloom, single paler pink bud, white flower, and there does appear to be some nobs on some of the branches?? But it could be an Akebono too..... Anne???
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    Yes, looks like knobs on the twigs! Wendy would be so proud of you!
     
  6. Lisa L

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    Prunus sargentii. quite a vigorous, upright tree, pink sepals and pink flowers. I did not check if the bud was sticky and this is a feature for P. sargentii. But this one reminded me of the 'Rancho' flower, but the tree was not as columnar as 'Rancho' . The petals are separate and you can see the sepals through the gaps. This one at QE is just about to come out into blossom.
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    Anne Eng Active Member 10 Years

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    Lisa, this is THE Sargent Cherry in the QE parking lot at 33rd Avenue. It was re-named as O-yama-sakura. See page 66 of Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver.
     
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    I really don't know what these 2 or maybe it was 3 trees are. They seem too light to be 'Akebono', the buds are not as pink as others i have seen, but they are not white enough to be 'Umineko', because buds do have pink tinge to them. the petals look fat and pillowy like 'Umineko', but the sepals seem to have a bit of pink to them and I think 'Umineko' is suppose to be green. These are 2 or 3 young trees, vase shaped, but i would say more flattened vase than upright. at the top of QE, north of the big parking lot and west of where everyone does their Tai Chi, on a path heading to the nice view point over to the South West. Help can anyone ID these?
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    Thanks, I was looking at page 36....
     
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    Douglas decided we would be consistent in using Japanese names where there are such names, so we have indexed it as o-yama-zakura (big mountain cherry) and call it that when we talk about it, instead of calling it Sargent Cherry. But its botanical name is still Prunus sargentii.
     
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    Could you put this on the map, please? And the Tupper 'Somei-yoshino'.
    And would you be able to post leaf photos when they come out? I don't see any hairs - would rule out any 'Somei-yoshino' relative. Sepals don't look long enough or serrated enough for Oshima-zakura, but maybe. It looks so pink, as you said. Maybe it's cold. I'm not ruling out Oshima-zakura. I have copied the posting about this to Mid-season, spreading habit, small single white flowers. Please discuss the ID there, just report back here with a name if we figure it out.
     
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    So continuing the walk on Friday up at QE. The Grand Dame of Vancouver with absolutely magnificent branching pattern......is not quite out yet. But there are some parts towards the top of the tree that are in in the full sun and showing colour. This is our beloved 'Somei-Yoshino' Please beware that this year due to social distancing there is NO vehicular access to QE park from any of the entrances. All are barricaded. You must walk in and up to admire this tree, and please not a lot of people or the park rangers may shut it down. The rangers are patrolling and ensuring that all of us walkers are keeping our distance and not congregating. So please follow the directives and visit discreetly and quietly but do admire this absolutely magnificent tree! NO PICNICS. we will have to wait till next year for that. thanks.
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    one of the 2 older 'Akebono' trees at QE. Lots an Lots of pink buds. This tree will be in its full glory very soon. Please beware that this year due to social distancing there is NO vehicular access to QE park from any of the entrances. All are barricaded. You must walk in and up to admire this tree, and please not a lot of people or the park rangers may shut it down. The rangers are patrolling and ensuring that all of us walkers are keeping our distance and not congregating. So please follow the directives and visit discreetly and quietly but do admire this tree! NO PICNICS. we will have to wait till next year for that. thanks.
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    and another of the older 'Akebono' trees. Please beware that this year due to social distancing there is NO vehicular access to QE park from any of the entrances. All are barricaded. You must walk in and up to admire this tree, and please not a lot of people or the park rangers may shut it down. The rangers are patrolling and ensuring that all of us walkers are keeping our distance and not congregating. So please follow the directives and visit discreetly and quietly but do admire these trees! NO PICNICS. we will have to wait till next year for that. thanks
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    another tree, this one on the path up from the duck pond heading to the quarry. This small tree is on the north side of the path right around the intersection with the path going to the small quarry. Very thin branches. Not sure if this is 'Akebono' or not, i did not see the extra petal, but it has the right shades of pink..... Very Delicate looking tree, but it is growing in a fair amount of shade.
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    I think so. Hairy pedicels, most easily seen when I enlarge the second photo.
     
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    Two Takasago trees along Talisman, Dinmont to Yukon in bloom April 6, 2020.
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    Here is a young Somei-Yoshino near the W. 37th parking entrance, the south boundary of Queen Elizabeth Park, in full bloom on April 6, 2020. A young Akebono is in the background.
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    There are several youngish trees planted all around the perimeter of the top parking lot behind Bloedel. The blossoms look similar to the Somei-Yoshino planted at QE's W. 37th boundary in my post #193.
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    Mariko also posted (#37 ) that there were SY trees planted at the top in 2009 which were not grafted. So I believe these are Some-Yoshino trees. Maybe SY takes time to look like itself.
     
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    Re post #170: this is not Mikuruma-gaeshi. I went back to have another look, and it is Akebono in bloom on April 6, 2020. Sorry, Wendy.
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    Sargent Hybrid trees are in bloom on both sides of E. 27th, running a block eastward from Fraser to St. George on April 7, 2020. There are a few short, runty trees, allowing close blossom approach, so you can definitely feel the sticky bud scales.
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    Sitting under the Umineko in full bloom by the Duck Pond of Queen Elizabeth Park, April 8, 2020.
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    Up along the paved path by the Duck Pond, three Yae-beni-shidare trees are in bloom, April 8, 2020.
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    On the Midlothian avenue side of QE Park, across from and overlooking the entrance to Hillcrest Community Centre, these three Shirotae saplings have been planted. One of them has had its bark scratched, revealing what looks like Birchbark cherry rootstock. Let's hope they make it as successors to the two Shirotae across from the Duck Pond, not far from Akebono.
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    Sorry to see that the Star Cherry posted in 2013 at Post #82 is no more. This is its sad remains, April 8, 2020.
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