Kerrisdale

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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The nine trees of 'Tai-haku' on the west side of Balsam, south of W. 41st, extending a block to W. 43rd, are in peak bloom at April 4, 2022.
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    Festival Favourite ‘Ukon’ now blooming on Churchill from 47th to 49th.

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    'There is no stranger under the cherry tree"
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, I think I should not change the ID on this. I have no idea what I was thinking, and I don't see the top centre flower with the 7 or 8 petals, and I just saw the tree last weekend and it looks just like 'Somei-yoshino' and looks like the other trees I linked to.
    Here are photos from April 1, the only part of the day when it was raining and not sunny.
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    There's a good-looking plum across the street, south side of 51st. Plums are all but finished in the West End, but they're in full bloom in the rest of the city, making things difficult for people to know what they're looking at, since 'Akebono' cherries are just coming into bloom now too, before the plums have faded.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Speaking of beautiful trees, this 'Beni-shidare' on West Boulevard at 54th was looking splendid on April 1.
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    Nearby, the four 'Pandora' on Arbutus south of 51st look a lot better than I remembered them last time I saw them, which was already three years after they were pruned.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here are two 'Accolade' trees in a front yard across from Maple Grove Park north of W. 53rd.
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  7. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The Akebono trees along the north side of W. 42nd, from West Boulevard to Yew, are in Easter bloom at April 6, 2023.

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    Here are a couple of photos of the trees we submitted as Vancouver's entry for the International Blooming Date Contest. The whole set is at Yesterday’s news – 2023 International Cherry Blossom Prediction Competition - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (vcbf.ca). Here are a couple of photos from yesterday. Peak bloom will be either yesterday or today - Douglas Justice's call.
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    The sun came out for a few minutes just as I thought I was through. The trees are a whole different colour with the sun on them.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Nearby to Maple Grove Park is Beechwood, a very cherry-ful street. Between 51st and 53rd is a lovely run of 'Akebono' trees.
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    Across 51st is the 'Somei-yoshino' featured above in posting #179. It was in full bloom yesterday.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have finally got Marine Crescent on my internal map - it's just two blocks west of Maple Grove Park. At the point where I found it, I hadn't figured out how to get to Maple Grove Park from where I was, which is the best way to make new discoveries. Well, this block of lovely 'Somei-yoshino' trees was discovered way back when we started. Now I might even be able to find it again.
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    Kerrisdale celebrates Coronation Day with cake and cherry trees!
    The 'Shiro-fugen' trees at the Kerrisdale Centennial Park (Yew Street between W. 42-43), and along W. 42nd east of Yew, are in full bloom at May 6, 2023.

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    Here is the Coronation Cake: a cut slice with 'Kanzan' flowers at the left, and 'Shiro-fugen' flowers on the right.

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    The 'Shiro-fugen' trees along W. 42nd, east of Yew, are in their pink flowers/green leaves phase of bloom at May 8, 2023.

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    Despite the odd unchanged white flower, pink blossoms are now falling whole, and one provides a view of the short, purple-red calyx and green-red sepals. Any pinker flowers, and they're doppelgängers for 'Kanzan'.

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I don't think the white flowers are so much "unchanged" as newer flowers. These trees keep opening new flowers. Maybe most cherries do that, but it's so obvious on these when they're such a different colour from the aging flowers.
     

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