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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Wow, it's of course more impressive in close-up, but the flowers look impressively good too. Edited: I have since been told that Shirley took another ferry trip to the mainland to see these again, and the previous posting is a new video, taken on a Panasonic camcorder.
     
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    ‘Okame’ at 22St and Nelson in West Vancouver are a little behind last year.

    Feb 22, 2020 they were in peak bloom.
     
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    West Vancouver - near 14th and Bellevue / Argyle

    I believe these are of the variety "Akebono"? Please help me correct the name of this variety.
     
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    Akebono? Park Royal North parking lot outside London Drugs
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes - 'Akebono'. We have a marker for trees near the ferry building, but not for the ones at the street here. I've added this to the map.
    I'm happy to have a new West Van scout!
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I was pretty sure these were 'Somei-yoshino' when I dissed them in this posting: West Vancouver
    Let's check them again next year when the flowers have just opened. I'm going to call them 'Somei-yoshino' for now. Thanks for putting them on the map.
     
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    So Akebono is the same variety as Somei Yoshino?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    No, they're different. They just look the same. :)
    Well, for a long time, we thought they looked the same, then we figured it out and wondered what was so difficult, but this year, it seems difficult all over again. If you don't already have the Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver book that was put together for us, you can probably pick up a copy at one of the botanical gardens, or you can download it from the festival website at Ornamental Cherries – 2014 Edition - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (vcbf.ca) (scroll to the bottom). We would know nothing if it were not for that book, and besides that, we cherry scouts discovered half of the cultivars (varieties) that are in the book.

    It's easiest when the flowers are new - several 'Akebono' flowers on a tree will have one or two extra petals (extra means more than five petals) and particularly will have a petaloid, half-petal, in the centre, and 'Somei-yoshino' flowers are smaller, less cup-shaped, and don't have the extra petals. Once the flowers have been on for a week, the extra petals are gone, and the 'Akebono' flowers have started to shrink and have faded to white like the 'Somei-yoshino' were from the start. So then you have to recognize the tree shape, but such young trees as the ones in Park Royal don't really have their shape yet, and 'Somei-yoshino' are usually not grafted, but those ones are, so it gets hard.
     
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    BC Ferries foot passenger (ticket booth) plaza in Horseshoe Bay today — West Van (Blue Bus route 257 transit end of the line - or start of line as case may be)

    I like how the orca whale sculpture is leaping up in the ocean of frothy blossoms

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    Name of trees?
     

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    Could be ‘Akebono’ cherry trees
     
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