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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    They were cut down on March 14, 2011. If you query ito-kukuri in this thread, you can find photos from before that.
     
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    Not sure what type of cherry this is. I didn't see sepals that bent back so didn't think it was a sweet cherry. The blossoms were clustered together in little pom poms. It is right on the beach at Spanish banks west very close to the doggy beach. quite a large tree and blossoms were pretty high up. pic taken on Wednesday April 17

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The flowers are just opening, so the sepals are not yet bent back, but I do think it's sweet cherry, and I think I see them starting to bend back. When you go back there (!), have a look at the left margins. Sweet cherry leaf margins are sort of scalloped and uneven, not serrated and no hairs.
     
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    will do. thanks. I wondered if sepals bent back later, but after seeing those European cherry understocks with all the flowers evenly distributed along the branches and these ones in pom poms i wondered if it would still be a European cherry.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    They do pom poms too. And some of the species sweet cherry trees are clearly different from others - some have beautiful flowers, and others not so much. These are not cultivars, where every tree is a clone. Well, some are or were cultivars - plenty started from discarded cherry pits. Those would be different from what was used as rootstock. They would be from cultivars, but seedlings don't come true, so they're just miscellaneous sweet cherry trees now.
     
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    My friend saw a 2 meter high cherry tree with 10+ light purple petals and one phylloid style in UBC Nitobe Garden today.
     

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    the same Shirofugen on the west side of Health Sciences Parkade at UBC. last pic taken april 22 2019, now may 7 and it has still got a few white blossoms, but more of the darker pink; and the leaves have changed to green.

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    ‘Okame’ season is open.

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    These last two photos taken five days later.
     
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    shots of Okame blossom and honey birds taken yesterday on mar 7th 2020
    location:beside Nitobe garden
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    Okame blossom and honey birds taken yesterday on Mar 7th 2020
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    Wonderful shot of the hummingbird and blossoms in the second photo!
     
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    Thanks Anne. Glad you like it :-)
     
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    Anna's Hummingbird, specifically.
     
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    Okame blossom and honey birds taken last Saturday on Mar 7th 2020
    location: parking entrance beside Nitobi Garden at UBC
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    Okame blossom and honey birds taken last Saturday on Mar 7th 2020
    location: parking entrance beside Nitobi Garden at UBC
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    Last year, we took the tree walk with Douglas Justice so we wanted to see the trees again at UBC, and also to get a whiff of the ocean ;)
    Ponderosa Commons North - Akebono trees.
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    Beautiful rows of trees between the Frederic Lasserre and Old Administration buildings at UBC. Thanks again WCutler for helping me identify the blossoms.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It doesn't always work to ask me. I didn't realize that I wasn't checking the Ponderosa folder you sent me. The third photo looks like 'Somei-yoshino' to me. I thought all the Ponderosa trees were 'Akebono'. I see that they were posted as Yoshino in posting #100 in 2013. Sorry.
     
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    Thanks, Wendy.
     
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    UBC Lower Mall. Love the older Somei-Yoshino and the young Akebono trees.
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    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    They are definitely mixed up on Lower Mall. The largest ones are 'Somei-yoshino'. Some grafted and some tissue-culture (i.e., own-root) 'Akebono' were planted as fill-ins. Unfortunately, they will eventually ruin the allée. The plaza on University Boulevard (as shown above) is all 'Akebono', but I believe there are still a couple of old 'Somei-yoshino' east of the plaza.
     
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    I think these are 'Somei-yoshino' as they look old. Can someone confirm for me? The younger trees in this area I read are "Akebono'

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  25. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    @Ryan P, I think you are right on both counts. Blossom close-ups help a lot, but it looks like that's a little to much to ask here. :) And late in the season, the flowers of those two cultivars start to look the same, so all you can go on is the tree shape. Between the two, old and ungrafted would be 'Somei-yoshino'.
     

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