This is not a question, but comments and corrections are very welcome. The Somei-Yoshino, or xYedoensis, is a parent of the Akebono, and usually looks exactly like it to most of us. There are some specimens that look clearly like one or the other, but there are zillions more than look identical. OK, I’ll stop complaining. The Somei-Yoshino has pink blossoms fading to white, seems more likely to have some green leaves starting to peek out with the blossoms, is supposed to have a bit more of an umbrella shape, and is supposed to never have more than five petals, unlike the Akebono which usually has some blossoms with a sixth petal or an extra half-petal thing on the front of the blossom. The petals are often a bit smaller than the Akebonos, and as the flowers age, the star in the centre looks pink. They blossom at roughly the same time as the Akebonos, right after the Accolades have faded (at least that was true for the west end of Vancouver this year). These have not been planted recently in Vancouver, so young trees that look like these are almost certainly Akebonos.