First lame photos of 'Akebono' flowers at Burrard Station! This is a yearly tradition for me. The photos don't seem to ever really improve. All the trees here have deep pink buds. The next stage will be for them to lighten to pale pink. Here is my chart of days from first flowers to peak bloom. It varies quite a bit, depending on the temperature. The 14-day forecast is for all days to stay under 10 C degrees. Still, I will be surprised if the flowers are not open by March 27. Last year they opened very quickly, as the temperatures had been significantly above 10 degrees, cooling down to near 10, if I understand correctly what I posted. Edited March 25, 2020: I have replaced the chart to show the 2020 blooming date of March 25.