There are two grafted 'Akebono' in front of an apartment building on Bidwell at Haro. I think at least this one is grafted because 1 - it looks grafted just above the ground 2 - the growth from the rootstock looks different I've neglected to photograph the 'Akebono' part, which is not really in bloom yet, but I've watched this tree for several years and am certain that it is 'Akebono'. There are no leaves yet on the 'Akebono' part of the tree. I think the rootstock is not 'Akebono' because 1 - leaves are out with the flowers 2 - the flowers are spread along the branch, not grouped into balls, as you can see a bit in the background on the 'Akebono' 3 - the popular grouping of flowers is 2, not 3-4 as is supposed to be the case for 'Akebono' (and 'Somei-yoshino') 4 - except for the one flower pictured, there were no other flowers with staminodes on the rootstock growth 5 - the flowers are 4.5cm across, larger than the 3.5cm for 'Akebono' and 'Somei-yoshino' (which should be a bit smaller than 'Akebono') Pedicels are sparsely hairy. Stipules are entire, with red glands. What surprises me every year is how ornamental the rootstock growth is. This would be a lovely tree on its own.