Sunshine Coast/Gulf Islands

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  1. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

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    A few ‘Accolade’ blossoms on the pair of young trees on Franklin Rd in Gibsons today.

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    Hello Willard - wow, is this the small tree up toward Gower Rd?

    When do you usually observe this in first bloom ?
     
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    Yes on the Gower Road
    Serious bloom happens in March
     
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    A very few ‘Whitcomb’ blossoms on a young tree.
    On 7th, north of Gower Pt Rd. 20240104 7thRdGowerPt Whitcomb Willard IMG_6991.jpg
     
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    One of the earliest ‘Whitcomb’ to show some colour in Gibsons.
    On Winn, up from S Fletcher

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    Right! - and the one or 2 by the maintenance water well in School Hill?

    I don’t have a convenient link to Sunshine Coast thread — EDIT - if I’d put my glasses on, I can see you’ve done it already herein - thank you @Willard

    I forget what you id a few weeks ago in Franklin Rd
     
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    The few ‘Accolade’ blossoms on young trees on Franklin got wiped out with the cold snap.
     
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    ‘Okame’ at Stage 3 in Sechelt.

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    ‘Okame’ at Stage 4 today in Sechelt.
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    One of the earliest ‘Whitcomb’ in town.
    On Grandview Rd and Bonniebrook Place in Gibsons.

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    Visible from 2 blocks away.
    Tree planted by owner 22 years ago. He told me plenty of people have stopped by to photograph it over the years, including wedding parties which he particularly gets a kick out of.
     
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    Here’s another ‘Whitcomb’ nearby on Grandview and 2nd.

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    Not quite blooming yet.
     
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    This young ‘Whitcomb’ on 7th, up from Gower Pt Rd has been teasing me for a few weeks now.

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    It’s about 30% there as of today
     
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    You called this at 40% blooming in 2022 on March 6: https://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/sunshine-coast-gulf-islands.95067/page-10#post-424913

    In 2022, it was a little farther along on March 11: https://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/sunshine-coast-gulf-islands.95067/page-10#post-425049

    These do not look damaged, and it appears that you will be able to recognize a date at which you can say they're in bloom.
     
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