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  1. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Well, this is a new neighbourhood for me, and I got a treat, as I got off the 33 bus at 16th & Heather and walked towards Willow and then north towards VGH, where I volunteer. Here's what I saw:
    'Akebono' both east and west from Willow on the north side of 16th, including a close-up with a clear staminode:
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    Then, heading north, several more 'Akebono' on the east side of Willow going north from 15th:

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    Then, still heading north, I turned westward from Willow along south side of 14th because I saw these cherry trees, but I don't know what they are, and they're not in bloom yet:

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    And slightly further west on the same block, there were these - another mystery to me:
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    At my destination, Vancouver General Hospital, I saw two small 'Akebono' right in front at the ramp, on 12th Ave.:
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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Note: This was on March 20th, and I tried to edit it to say that, but I didn't want to risk losing that whole post that took me so long.
     
  3. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The 'Pandora' trees are on the map, were posted several years ago at https://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/fairview.36483/page-6#post-354555.
    I called this 'Akebono' a couple of postings later, blossoms were out then.
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ah - never mind - I see what you mean. I'm still a bit confused, though. If the white ones are the 'Pandora', what are the ones that aren't open yet? Are you saying those are 'Akebono'? If so, I don't know why they wouldn't be open yet when all of the other ones in that area are.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Maybe it's because they're north-facing? Anyway, I'll check them out again when I'm back next week.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I've posted a couple of neighbouring trees where one is almost fully open and the other has nothing open. I just posted ones in Arbutus Ridge where one side of the street has nice partly open colour and the other side has buds that are still tight red.
     
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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    On 12th Ave., just west of Willow, in front of VGH, 'Ichiyo' starting to bloom?
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    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Isn't this the Shiro-fugen at 805 W. 12? As per this post #185, it was in bloom at April 18, 2020. I don't think there is an 'Ichiyo' along W. 12th. Sorry, Wendy, it's not on the map.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    When are you there next? A habit photo (tree shape) would be good. Also more leaves. It looks more like 'Shiro-fugen' to me, with the bronze leaves, long flower stems, and the two green phylloid pistils. I wonder if 'Ichiyo' are more open than this everywhere now.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Anne. I was typing when your reply got posted. Since you're the one who apologized for not adding it to the map, could you add it? Thanks. It's the marker placement I particularly need. I have enough info to do the rest.
     
  13. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ah - I had this little voice in the back of my head saying, "You silly - that's a 'shirofugen'" That's why I didn't label the photo properly. I do have a couple more of it, though, and I'll be back next Wednesday to see how it looks.
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    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    And yes, of course it's a 'Shirofugen' - now it looks quite spectactular.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I've been seeing some 'Shiro-fugen' flowers opening around town, but I was not expecting to see a tree fully open this soon.
     
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    Yumi A New Member VCBF Cherry Scout

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    On Creekside Drive near 1st avenue, there’s a row of many small cherry trees, almost full bloom. Coppery reddish leaves, elegant flowers. Are these Shiro-fugen?
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  17. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, definitely 'Shiro-fugen'. What a great group!
     

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