Identification: What cherry? Single white, early mid-season, Wendy's tree

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I'm running out of descriptions for these trees. Joseph has his name on a possible Oshima. This possible Oshima gets my name. I've named the photos Oshima, but I need to be convinced.

    These are in McBride Park at 5th and Collingwood. From west to east, left to right, are the tree in question, a plum, a 'Somei-yoshino' and an 'Akebono' not pictured. These are the 'Somei-yoshino' on the left and the tree in question on the right.
    20100308_5thWaterloo_Somei-yoshino_Cutler_7509.jpg 20100308_5thWaterloo_Somei-yoshino_Cutler_7552.jpg 20100308_5thCollingwood_Oshima_Cutler_7554.jpg 20100308_5thCollingwood_Oshima_Cutler_7518.jpg

    In the comparisons with the Kits Beach Oshima, the McBride Park cutting is on the left - Kits Beach Oshima on the right. The differences I notice are that the bud scales on the Kits Beach tree are larger, the Kits Beach buds are white, and now with these cuttings at home in water, I find the Kits Beach cutting very fragrant but the others not at all (Douglas noticed a fragrance on a McBride cutting though).
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are leaves from the tree in question at McBride Park at 5th and Collingwood. They are definitely not like the ones we're calling 'Syodoi' hybrids.
    20110711_5thCollingwood_SingleWhite_Cutler_P1140674.jpg 20110711_5thCollingwood_SingleWhite_Cutler_P1140676.jpg

    Nor are they like these leaves from the Kits Beach Oshima
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Now I wonder if this isn't just a 'Somei-yoshino', though neither Douglas nor I thought it was when we saw the flowers last year. The close-up from last year's photo shows slightly fuzzy stems and calyxes. I'm adding more leaf photos from today. Are the leaf backs whitish? Could this be a real Yama-zakura? The leaves are rather small - maybe 12cm long at the most.
    20100308_5thCollingwood_Cutler_7518c.jpg 20110728_5thCollingwood_SingleWhite_Cutler_P1150989.jpg 20110728_5thCollingwood_SingleWhite_Cutler_P1150998.jpg
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    For comparison, here's the middle of the three cherries, that I thought was 'Somei-yoshino'. Maybe the leaves are different, though this middle tree has a lot of different-looking leaves just on this one tree.
    20110728_5thWaterloo_Somei-yoshino_Cutler_P1160015.jpg 20110728_5thWaterloo_Somei-yoshino_Cutler_P1160016.jpg 20110728_5thWaterloo_Somei-yoshino_Cutler_P1160012.jpg

    Both of these trees are grafted, high, onto something that is not avium.
     

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