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    Mature ‘Beni-shidare’ at peak bloom in Davis Bay at B & B on the Bay. Owner says tree is at least 30 years old, and he keeps trimming it back every year.

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    I noticed some roots in the lawn 8 metres away from the trunk.
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    Another ‘Beni-shidare’ in bloom. This one in Sechelt, on Fairway Ave, north of Harbour Way.

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    Three ‘’Accolade’ and one plum on driveway of home on GaleAveN, east of Sandpiper. In Sechelt.
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    Single ‘’Accolade’ on Reef Rd in Sechelt. Not at peak bloom yet.

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    These are some of the earliest ‘Akebono’ to bloom on the Sunshine Coast. Four trees at the RCMP building in Sechelt. I noticed a memorial plaque today.

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    One of the several ‘Rancho’ in downtown Sechelt.

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    Good idea thank you

    yes it is hard to see on a phone I agree

    I don’t see “Pandora” on the drop down list - does it go by any other name?
     

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    ‘Snofozam’ is blooming about 40% on St. Andrew’s in upper Hopkins.
    Tree is planted on private driveway, but easily visible from the street.
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    AKA Snow Fountain
     
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    I wonder how the same is on Hall Road (old original name) aka Roberts creek rd just north of Elem school is doing

    I remember you photo it a few yr ago
     
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    Your screen shot goes from A to T in 13 cultivar name entries, when there are really over 60. I am guessing that you have some data in one of the other search fields. Make sure all the fields are empty and then drop down the cultivar list.
     
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    ‘Pandora’ in full bloom on Harmony Lane today.
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    The gaps between the petals are noticeable.
     
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    The lone ‘Shirotae’ at the Winegarden Park in Gibsons on Gower Pt Road is just starting to flower.
    6 degrees out there -Brrr
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    Now is the time to view “The Twins” on Thompson Rd in Langdale.
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    ‘Beni-shidare’ on the left, ito-zakura on the right.

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    ‘’Beni-shidare’


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    ito-zakura

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    ‘Snofozam’ in full bloom now at 1132 Roberts Creek Road.
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    Three ‘Akebono’ at Gibsons Starbucks near peak bloom today. 2-3 weeks earlier than last year
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    ‘Beni-shidare’ at Dolphin and Inlet in Sechelt.
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    Six young ‘Akebono’ on Davis Bay Road.
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    Nice pair of ‘Rancho’ at SW corner of DavisBayRd and Laurel.
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    ‘Akebono’ at St. John’s United Church Memorial Garden on Davis Bay Rd.
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    You can’t miss the large ‘Akebono’ as you drive by on the Sunshine Coast Highway entering Davis Bay at Whitaker.

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    Three ‘Akebono’ on driveway.
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    ‘Beni-shidare’ in Roberts Creek on Sylvan Drive.

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    Nice spot for Hanami.
    Winegarden Park in Gibsons.
    ‘Shirotae’ need a few more days of sunshine.

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    Good evening — hère are what we call « the twisted sisters » bravely surviving at BC Ferries Langdale thanks much to a dedicated employee in their break times

    no Edgar Eagle watching over today (see previous posts about these 4 trees)

    @Willard posted similar photos recently

    correct me - i think this is only example of this particular tree on the beautiful coast that is easily viewed — and it looks very pretty year round in terms of autumn foliage and winter tree architecture

    please see photos attached
    EDIT - there were a few bumble bee (my amateur name) buzzing around - see photos pls
     

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