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  1. Yong

    Yong Active Member

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    Thanks! I edited the post above and uploaded new pictures with Shirotae as the name (instead of Shiro-fugen).

    There's an interesting row along Ponderosa St where you can actually see the original tree as well as the grafted branches flowering at the sae time, forming pinks and whites. Pinks are Kanzans, whites I'm not even sure they are cherries. (Think these are the same as the ones posted above, so please ignore, unless you're happy to help me figure out what the white ones are :))
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    And along Packard Ave, junction of Johnson St, they seem to love cherry trees as they have them planted along the road as well. 2 varieties though, Kanzan and probably Shirotae again :)
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, Prunus avium, sweet cherry/mazzard cherry, is used as the rootstock. See
    (4) Another tree that is not a cherry | UBC Botanical Garden Forums

    The colour is fabulous on that first Packard Ave closeup. I'm losing my touch on IDs, have seen too many confusing things lately.
     
  3. Yong

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    Oh that's interesting. Hers are Akebono right? Maybe the weather is somehow affecting how we think they are "supposed to look like". I'll try to pop by again if the opportunity arises.

    I think I may have accidentally caused some confusion as well. The one pink tree among the group is Kanzan, if I recall correctly. Not the same as the "finished/finishing" Akebono. The pink cupped flowers were actually on the "finished/finishing" Akebono, which would sort of correspond to Janice's post.
     
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    Thank you! It's amazing how the root stock is still surviving and strong enough to take over the grafts.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I am so relieved - thanks, Yong.
     
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    Here are they are! One of my favourites to walk under and get up close to.
     

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    So I went by again and to my surprise, I don't see the pink with copper leaves any more. They don't look like Kanzan. Does Shirotae start with dark pink buds and purple-bronze leaves too? Could they be Shiro-fugen instead? This is what they look like now. May have to edit ID.14918 on the map if so :/

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yong, the tree in the posting you linked to is not the same tree (the same individual) as you have shown here. That one really was a 'Shirotae', and you're not noticing it as it probably has no flowers at all now, or maybe very shrivelled up brown things. This one is 'Shiro-fugen'.
     
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    Thanks! There's another apartment at Town Centre Blvd turning into Princess Cres that has a nice Kanzan and Shiro-fugen too. Kanzan are gone and Shiro-fugen are painting the ground pink.

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Nice scene.
     
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    And at Westwood Village at The High St Burlington Dr, there's a small garden inside. These bloomed late I guess, only noticed them on 1 May 2021.
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    'Shogetsu', I think.
     
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    @KXD put @Willard and me on to the trees at the church at 2601 Spuraway Ave and Mariner Way. This turned out to be a row of four 'Shiro-fugen' with two on each end of what I'm calling 'Ichiyo' until someone tells me differently.
    Here are the 'Shiro-fugen'., with two 'Ichiyo' at the end. I didn't take any blossom photos - maybe Shirley did.
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    These are the 'Ichiyo'.
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    A few ‘Kanzan’ on the NE corner of Town Centre Blvd and Guildford Way. Almost done for the year.
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    Yes, I took a few blossom photos at this site.
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    ‘Shiro-fugen’

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    ‘Ichiyo’
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    ‘Ichiyo’
     
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    20220503 TownCentrePrincess Kanzan Willard1:3.jpeg 20220503 TownCentreKanzan Willard2:3.jpeg 20220503 TownCentrePrincess Kanzan Willard3:4.jpeg
    Need help with the ID on the white blossoms in last photo.
    Blooming about the same time as last year.
     
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    When we saw them, I thought 'Shogetsu', because it's such a frail-looking tree and the flowers are so white, but in the photo, the petal edges look more like 'Shiro-fugen', as does that bud colour. Maybe it's just a sick tree. Maybe we won't need to know what it is for very much longer.
     
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    [Town Centre Park]

    'Akebono' at the North end. (Map ID: 6454)
    They are not fully opened up, but I couldn't spot a single "extra petal."
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    Six 'Akebono' trees planted around a circle between the North & South ball fields. (Map ID: 6453)
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I know! I think I've only seen three petaloids this year, and one was on a photo you took. And the time to find them is when the flowers are opening. After they're fully open and petals start to fall, those extra petals rarely stay around.
     
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    Akebono cherry trees (Prunus x yeodensis Akebono (Yoshino cherry)) in Coquitlam in bloom on 12 April 2023

    The closest address for these seven trees is 1655 Winslow Avenue, (Dogwood Pavillion) Coquitlam. The trees are immediately west of this address, in front of the Coquitlam Rose Garden and Coquitlam Lawn Bowling facility. The site is part of the Coquitlam Poirier Recreation Centre located near the corner of Poirier Street and Winslow Avenue. There are also some beautiful flowering magnolia trees, currently blooming, and other special landscaping on the Rec Centre grounds. There is plenty of free parking immediately in front of the Rose Garden and Lawn Bowling areas.
     
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    'Akebono' trees in the parking lot of Creekside Village (Barnet Hwy & Lansdowne Dr., Map ID: 14642)

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    'Beni-shidare' at the corner of Honeysuckle & Trillium. These are photos of one tree from different angles.
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    'Beni-shidare' [1293 Lansdowne Dr]
    I like the shape of this tree.
    20230417_Beni-shidare_1293 LansdowneDr_Taka 1.jpg


    'Yae-beni-shidare' [2558 Fuchsia Pl]
    Close-up photos are out of focus, but you can see the double flowers.
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