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    wcutler Paragon of Plants 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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    20210302 22StNelson Okame Willard IMG_9170.jpg 20210302 22StNelson Okame WillardIMG_9172.JPG 20210302 22StNelson Okame Willard IMG_9168.jpg

    ‘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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Edit: forgot attach jpg

    Name of trees?
     

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    Could be ‘Akebono’ cherry trees
     
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    Four ‘Okame’ are starting to bloom at Nelson and 22 St. Photos taken just before sunset today, so the color is a bit ‘warm’.

    I’m worried about the fate of these beautiful trees. Major construction at the site.

    See them soon.

    20220220 Nelson22St Okame Willard IMG_4138.JPG 20220220 Nelson22st Okame Willard IMG_4140.JPG 20220220 Nelson22St Okame Willard IMG_4149.JPG


    Blooming about the same time as 2020.
     
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    Thank you for posting these. I so often miss 'Okame' flowers, never remembering that they can be as early as 'Whitcomb'. I'm sure the map doesn't have them blooming this early - I'll check.
    The trees are boxed in to protect them, so it seems the plan at least is not to remove them.
     
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    Nine ‘Akebono’ waiting to welcome you at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.
    In full bloom now.

    20220329 HB  Akebono Willard1:6.jpeg 20220329 HB Akebono Willard 2:6.jpeg 20220329 HB Akebono Willard 3:6.jpeg 20220329 HB Akebono Willard 6:6.jpeg 20220329 HB Akebono 5:6.jpeg 20220329 HB Akebono Willard 4:6.jpeg
     
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    Tues April 19/22 in South Park Royal near Whole Foods and Michaels craft store

    I wonder what type
     

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    'Kanzan'
     
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    There are A LOT of ‘Kanzan’ blooming now at Park Royal. They’re everywhere.

    20220422 PkRoyal Kanzan Willard1:2.jpeg 20220422 PkRoyal Kanzan Willard2:2.jpeg
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    There are seven mature ‘Shirofugen’ at 14th and Argyle, just starting to bloom.

    20220422 Ambleside Shirofugen Willard1:6.jpeg 20220422 Ambleside Kanzan Willard2:6.jpeg 20220422 Ambleside Shirofugen Willard5:6.jpeg 20220422 Ambleside Shirofugen Willard3:6.jpeg 20220422 Ambleside Shirofugen Willard4:6.jpeg

    One ‘Kanzan’ on site, as well.
    20220422 Ambleside Kanzan Willard6:6.jpeg
     
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    It’s time to admire ‘Kanzan’ in the Ambleside neighbourhood of West Vancouver.
    Lots of street trees planted.
    These on Bellevue between 17 and 18 Street.
    20220422 Bellevue17 Kanzan Willard1:1.jpeg
     
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    Four rows of ‘Kanzan’ on Taylor Way.
    Even in the rain, they still look good.

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    ‘Ama-no-gawa’ on Kings, east of 11th.

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