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Discussion in 'VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs' started by wcutler, Mar 10, 2008.
'Tai-haku' outside UBC Botanical Garden 6804 SW Marine Dr
This row of 'Shirotae" between the Health sciences parkade and the courtyard entry to Purdy Pavillion at UBC. They were beautiful last week, and now are sad ly just past their prime. Bright green new growth. I still did not get a scent of Almond this year. They were a row of magnificent white last week, but now you see the fade to pink centres.
This group of 'Shirofugen" right at the entrance to the Health Science Parkade across from UBC hospital. You can see the 2 green phylloid pistals (elephant trunks) in centre of the flowers in a couple of the shots. These are very old trees and have the silver disk, with the number, from a time when UBC had accession all the trees on campus. You can see the bright red bract at the base of the flower stems.
another row of 'Shiro-Fugen' these ones were shown to us last year on a walk with Douglas Justice through the campus. these too are old trees along a bend in west mall. Also a silver disk with the number, but a different number than the one from the group at Health Sciences Parkade. you can see the 2 elephant tusks again (phylloid pistils) and the bright red bracts. the flowers will fade to pink and the leaves will change to green within 2 weeks...
Ian Cumming has sent along a photo for this location on West Mall south of University Blvd, which is on the map with no photo - this will be amended very shortly!
'Kanzan', on West Mall south of University Boulevard, in front of the Douglas T. Kenny Building (Psychology), with Ponderosa Commons East (tower) in the background.
Ian Cumming has sent some photos: "Acadia is my favourite in our area - young trees, no wires and few cars."
He also sent this photo from Chancellor Blvd and Queensland, in "Little Australia". He has explained: "This tree is on the boulevard between the two lanes, and the photo was taken about 45 degrees off the road alignment.
There were about 5-8 small 'Kanzan' along the boulevard, but they were irregularly spaced, so they did not make a nice in-line photo".