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  1. Willard

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    Medusa grew bigger in one year (see posting #171).
    More competition.
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    ‘Ama-no-gawa’ on O’Shea, east of Shaw in Gibsons.
     
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    ‘Shiro-fugen’ still blooming in Gibsons. This one on Oceanmount, east of Shaw.

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    One ‘Shiro-fugen’ at St. John’s United Church in Davis Bay. Best viewed from Simpkins, south of Davis Bay Rd.
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    Three young ‘Shiro-fugen’ on Whitaker, south of Vine in Davis Bay.
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    Each one of them would benefit from a little TLC.
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    Trees looked challenged.
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    Well-established ‘Ama-no-gawa’ in the heart of downtown Madeira Park.
    You cannot miss it at 12912 Madeira Pk Rd.
    Protected from traffic by those rocks.

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    This could be the ‘Last Hurrah’ for the season.
    Pair of ‘Shiro-fugen’ on Franklin and Cochrane are the best-looking trees in town.

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    Well…. the two young ‘Shiro-fugen’ trees on Sunnycrest Rd are hanging in there. Still respectable.

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    I was in Edmonton for a week. Nothing to post from there.

    There are several micro-climates in Gibsons. The higher the elevation, the longer the cherry season. Those two young ‘Shiro-fugen’ trees on Sunnycrest Rd are in Upper Gibsons, top of the hill.
    I’m finally figuring this out.
     
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    I went by yesterday to look at the 2 young trees (Shiro-fugen) next to London Dr*gs (Sunnycrest Road) … even yesterday, after more wind and rain — the blossoms are as lovely as @Willard describes … I am glad you pointed them out.

    they are not as showy as the early season blossoms we’ve posted about … I suppose because the leaves are healthy green and conceal the blossoms a bit

    plus - could it be possible - we have cherry fatigue ?! Oh sure, another blossom :)

    here are some photos … not every day one sees cherry blossom with a back drop of wisteria (on the big concrete wall)

    (maybe they hung on for Queen of Canada celebrations … cherries jubilee? Ouch that’s bad! The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022 )

    And this comical conical sheared evergreen next to the long lasting Shiro-fugen offers a whole new style to the “Gibsons Haircut look book”

    i noted some blossoms were fluffy white on same branch as fluffy pink — see photos
     

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, they keep sending out some new flowers, and some new petals (the white ones) on the old flowers. Keep looking at them. Eventually the phylloid (leafy) looking pistils might get really leafy looking, but the veining will be different from the leaves, and they will only get to around 2cm long.
     

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