Identification: Which single white weeping cherry, early mid season?

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  1. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member

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    Wendy here. I copied/merged this from postings of Nadia's in White Rock, so the system thinks she started this thread.

    Here are two trees posted in White Rock that I'd led Nadia to call 'Snofozam', but Ron B has called that into question.

    132aStr between 20 and 20aAve unknown to me tree
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    140aStr near 17bAve weeping Snofozam (???) tree
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Re: Snofozam

    Have these all been compared and determined to be the same? I have doubts about at least a couple - older, gnarly ones could be particularly suspect, unless this American introduction somehow got into that area and spread around sooner than down here.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Ron. Hard to compare them when they're all private trees. Only the VanDusen one came with a label. 'Snofozam' was introduced in 1985. When did it start showing up in Seattle?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I found a nursery's blog posting with photos of a tree said to be 30-35 years old (in 2011). That should be close to original for this cultivar, so that could give some indication what size to expect for an old tree.
     
  5. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member

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    Re: Snofozam

    Actually I am not agree myself with these trees as Snofozam, I found some of them, I think, mostly in new developed areas.They all have cut short branches. A bit of mess on the top and nothing allow to look weeping.

    From my last year I have pictures with white flowers but weeping, flowers different more delicate and different shape. This tree is not in bloom yet.I was thinking about this tree as Snofozam
     

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  6. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Since close ups are being taken it should be possible to compare anatomical details without picking specimens, same as with other Japanese cherries that have been hashed over here. All Jacobson, Trees of Seattle - Second Edition (2006) says about the local presence of 'Snofozam' is that it is new, was introduced around 1985 and is common (in Seattle). Around 1985 is when it came on the market anywhere, not when it started being planted here (or in BC). To know if any larger, older trees were possible in Vancouver you'd have to find out when it started being planted there.

    There is also, of course the possibility that it was circulated previously under a different name. Old plants do sometimes get put on the market as new ones.
     
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    All the same. I couldn't find them beautiful maybe because of not proper pruning? Flowers look nice but tree is not
     
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    Same flower structure, hairiness etc.? Such details is how Japanese cherry cultivars are told apart.
     

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