This is not a question, but comments and corrections are very welcome. Takasago, or Naden cherry, blossoms are so stunning just as they start to open, when there are still mostly fat deep pink and almost red buds mixed with semi-double blossoms, some very pale pink, some darker pink. The trees are generally sparsely branched and vase shaped or just a bit spreading. The leaf colour doesn't seem all that straightforward either. Before they open, the leaves appear greeny-bronze but when they're open, they're more bronzy-green or green. These photos are from March 27, 28, and April 1, 2007. The last is from April 14 and doesn't even look like it came from the same kind of tree to me. It probably isn't the exact same tree, but I don't think this tree looks any different now from all the other Takasagos on the street.