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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I would think that the tree we're calling 'Ojochin' is in bloom now too. We started hedging on the name of that one, think it's not 'Ojochin' and now we don't have anything to call it. There is a photo of it in posting #46.

    To either side of the 'Taki-nioi' are 'Shogetsu', I see mentioned in one of the earlier postings.
     
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    Good stand of Tai-haku on Southwest Marine Drive. In their prime.
     

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    A great day at Nitobe. Shogetsu in bloom.
     

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    Younger Shogetsu located right (west) of the entrance gate. At Nitobe Garden
     

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    Ojochin located right (west) of entrance gate to Nitobe Garden.
     

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    Kanzans just starting to bloom at Nitobe
     

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    Shirofugen at Nitobe. In bud, no flowers yet.
     

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    Taki-nioi at Nitobe. In full bloom. A sight to behold.
    (Two mature Shogetsus in background)
     

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    An ethereal morning at Nitobe. The two mature Shogetsu trees are in full bloom. Shown here with Taki-nioi tree (also in full bloom) in background.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Kanzans in full bloom the entire length of Acadia between University Blvd and Chancellor.
     
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    It is new tree at the UBC garden entrance. Birch Bark cherry looks very unusual with large white wide open flowers.
     

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    meb Active Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    Finally a couple of pictures of the Kanzan trees on Acadia between Univ and Chancellor.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are several new cherries planted out at UBC Botanical Garden, on the lawn next to the parking area, and one next to the shop. They are part of the project to grow cherries on their own roots. I have posted photos of them in the Talk about UBC Botanical Garden forum, in this thread:
    Ornamental cherries at UBCBG
     
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    The younger Shogetsu located to the right of the entrance at Nitobe is hanging in there.
     

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    The Shirofugen at the northeast corner of the bridge at Nitobe is also hanging in there.
     

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    These two trees on Chancellor Blvd between NW Marine Drive and Newton Crescent caught my eye as I was driving by. Lots of flowers and when I walked up to take some photographs in the late afternoon sun, the fragrance was astonishing. I thought I had been transported to springtime...

    I am guessing they are Autumnalis Rosea. No white buds...
     
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    Two runty Autumnalis Rosea grow in the shade North of the SPPH building (West of Woodward library) and under lovely tall pine trees.
    They have been blooming since October, last week was the best. Sometimes they all wilt and drop, then more open.
     

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    To my surprise the two Okame trees between the Asian Centre and the Parkade on Memorial Drive were in full bloom today.
     

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    The two young Whitcombs in the grassy area southwest of the parkade at UBC Botanical Garden are in bloom.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I stopped to see these trees off East Mall yesterday, at the recommendation of a very pleasant man I met under cherry trees in Kitsilano. I think he must be the person who just added them to our map, thank you very much. After all my comments about how I can easily tell 'Akebono' from 'Somei-yoshino', I was having a lot of trouble with these. Once 'Akebono' go all white, it's a lot harder to tell! From the blossom size, I would have said 'Akebono', but then there's witches broom on at least one of these, which attacks 'Somei-yoshino' but leaves 'Akebono' alone. They were added to the as 'Akebono' - I'll go with his take on this!
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    Across East Mall is one beautiful 'Somei-yoshino'. The trees look a lot alike to me, but these flowers were smaller with larger stars in the centres.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I guess I'd better report that the 'Somei-yoshino' on Lower Mall are in glorious bloom and worth a visit right now.
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    Not only has Plant Ops not heeded my plea to replace the young 'Akebono' trees with 'Somei-yoshino' so they will grow up to match the others, but they have planted more young (top grafted) 'Akebono'. At least, now there's a loading zone in which to pull in to stop to take the photos. Still, it's kind of insulting.
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    Outside the Fraser Parkade, one group of 'Shirotae' are in full bloom, but the ones on the other side of the entrance have only a few flowers open.
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    TaiHaku are blooming now at UBC Botanical Garden Entrance on SW Marine Drive
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    Hi, I'm posting these pictures I took over the Easter weekend, hoping they would help with the identification of some trees we saw with Wendy earlier. Very fortunate to have her and Douglas Justice share their knowledge earlier today. The trees are located in Salmo Ct, one of the turn offs along Osoyoos Crescent.

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    I'm also not good with ID as I'm just matching descriptions and pictures from the vcbf website (don't have the prized book :) yet?) so please do correct me if I made a mistake in the photo labels.
    I believe these near 2707 Tennis Crescent beside the highrise (2725 Melfa Rd) are Accolade (finished now)
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    and Akebono (almost finished)
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Is Yong the best cherry scout ever? Well, we have some great cherry scouts, but she managed to find where to post these, and even follow our naming convention (and even get IDs right), before I could get my photos posted. Thank you, Yong! She and Allen agreed to help me find some locations that were entered to our map by an anonymous person (actually, I see that I myself added this group as unknown last year!), so I had no photos and needed to confirm what was entered. I never would have found the places without their help, even though I had markers on a map.

    I finally realized the single-flowered pink ones are 'Rancho'. I've never seen a grove of 'Rancho', and these are a little less straight-limbed than the ones I know. I initially rejected that ID because of the appearance of the grove, the rangier habit and how late in the season it is, but UBC is quite a bit colder than the other 'Rancho' locations in the city. I later found a single tree that on its own looked exactly like 'Rancho' and it looked like these. The buds are sticky.
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