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    Noemiedemay New Member

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Sure. I'm looking forward to seeing your additional photos, hope the branches aren't too high off the ground.
     
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    I have a few photos of the flowers of the Prunus avium.
     

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    Took those two with my phone camera and here are a few more with a Pentax camera. I tried to compare the leaves but the Prunus avium leaves are still very small. The light was not good for photographs today. Maybe a bit of sun would help.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Noemiedemay. You can easily see the circles instead of stars on the back of the flowers. I can contrast the leaves well enough between the flowers on the tray, taken with your phone camera, where the leaf margins are what I would call unevenly scalloped - the edges are rounded off. In the posting just above this, the zigzag edges come to sharp points, like a more effective knife edge. On the 'Umineko', the pointed serrations are sort of in pairs. All of the ornamental cherries have serrations rather than rounded scalloped edges, often a little more deeply serrated (very little) and sometimes with little hairs at the serration tips.

    I don't know whether this nice tree could have started out as 'Umineko', but you can find a lot of 'Kanzan' trees around that are on their way to being Prunus avium. Where you see one of those two-tone trees, the leaf comparison should be very clear.
     
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    Anne Eng Contributor 10 Years

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    Two Shiro-fugen along Quebec, kitty corner to each other at E. 48th, in bloom at April 26, 2020.
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    Well, Wendy, does the West End have anything to match the Whitcombs now flaunting themselves in Sunset? The Festival Favourite trees are starting their bloom along E. 59th Avenue between Prince Edward and Main Streets, at February 5, 2021.
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    I have to say that we're at least as far along, probably a little farther. There is actually one tree (only half a tree remaining now) that is almost full bloom on one quarter of the tree, with hardly anything open yet on the rest.
    But my 'Whitcomb' rule is "it's not in bloom until it's visible from two blocks away". My usual West End target date is February 16, and I can't tell if they'll be earlier than that or not, particularly since I've read that the weather is supposed to turn cold. My particular delight is snow on 'Whitcomb' blossoms, if the opportunity arises!
     
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    Whitcomb - Sunset, E. 59 Ave from Main to Prince Edward St.. 20210313_59thmain_Whitcomb_113526.jpg 20210313_59thmain _Whitcomb_113502.jpg 20210312_59thmain_whitcomb_164540.jpg 20210313_59thmain _Whitcomb_113306.jpg
     
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    The Afterglow trees along both sides Prince Edward (south of E. 61st) are co-existing nicely with the Akebono presence in their midst. Just past peak bloom at April 6, 2021. You can actually see the fading of the Afterglow blossoms within its inflorescence and compare them to the even paler Akebono, though not quite as white as the dome of the Sikh temple.
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    The Akebono trees on both sides of Prince Edward, running north of E61st and free of the Afterglow trees to the south, are in peak form at April 6, 2021. They look low-grafted, with very nice trunks.
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    How can they give Oshima to the dogs? A canine park and fencing has been created where Oshima used to breeze freely and fragrantly on the east side of Prince Edward, south of E. 51st. No wonder it's getting red eyes at April 6, 2021. Oshima fragrance is doomed; sniff while you can.
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    Tai-haku in full bloom on the corner of E. 47th (north side, west of Main) at April 11, 2021.
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    Orphan Takasago on east side of Quebec (south of W45) starting its bloom at April 11, 2021.
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    Perfectly put Anne.
     
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    Ichihara-tora-no-o is throwing the Tiger's Tail high on the north side of E. 57, east of Fraser; already almost at peak bloom on April 17, 2021. This year it has grown its own shoot at the base of its trunk.
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    The two Ichiyo trees on the east side of Fraser, south of E. 54th, are doing very well this year. At full bloom on April 17, 2021.
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