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  1. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Thank you so much, Wendy! Are you going to put it on the map?
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I did that last night. So I checked again. Yes, it's there.
     
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    Willard Generous Contributor

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    Laura and Wendy convinced me to take a look at the 'Takasago' on The Crescent.
    Glad I went, it's beautiful.

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  4. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    The Yama-zakura on VanDusen Garden's Rhododendron Walk is in full bloom at April 23, 2023.

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    Recurved sepals on the blossoms.
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  5. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Like its counterpart in Queen Elizabeth Park, the mature 'Somei-Yoshino' on VanDusen Garden's Rhododendron Walk has suffered setbacks this year.

    It's making a valiant effort in front of the Yama-zakura with one blooming branch of blossoms at April 23, 2023.

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    Above that one branch is the blighted rest of the tree.

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    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    On VanDusen Garden's Autumn Stroll, Prunus avium 'Plena' is completely blocking sight of the massive Cedar behind it. In full bloom at April 30, 2023, with the recurved sepals completely clasping the calyces, and a clear view of umbel, not corymb, inflorescence.

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    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Behind the Prunus avium 'Plena' on VanDusen Garden's Autumn Stroll, 'Ukon' is also in full bloom at April 30, 2023.

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    Its sepals are lifting off, but they don't clasp the calyces like Prunus avium 'Plena.'
     
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  8. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    In the Cherry Grove on VanDusen Garden's Great Lawn, the late-bloomers are in full bloom April 30, 2023.

    Here is 'Ama-no-gawa'.
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    'Kuku-shidare-zakura'.
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    'Royal Burgundy'.
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  9. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Tibetan Birchbark Cherry, Prunus serrula, is in full bloom on the far side of VanDusen's Great Lawn at April 30, 2023.

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    Flowers in umbels, fine hairs on calyces, and prominent lenticels on the bark exfoliating on both trunk and branches.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    @Anne Eng has been posting the 'Royal Burgundy' at VanDusen for several years, but I had the idea it was a small tree, though she said in 2017, the year it was accessioned, that it was around 7 meters. So I was surprised today to see what a large tree it is. Shirley Willard is providing a height comparison.
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