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  1. Willard

    Willard Generous Contributor

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    You’re right… these are the only ‘Little Twist’ I’ve seen on the Sunshine Coast.

    There might be some for sale in the nurseries, though….
     
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    @Willard
    We are learning about ornamental cherry — and my cohort here asks if these Langdale ferry trees are grafted — do you know ?

    and thank you for the singular effort scouting from far and long on the coast

    very interesting (it’ll take me forever to learn what you and W know)
     
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    Yes, the four ‘Little Twist’ are grafted.

    I believe Maureen (BC Ferries) got the ‘Little Twist’ from a Vancouver Island nursery.
     
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    ‘Snofozam’ pendula is available now in local nursery.
    Grafted.

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    I think she told me one time she received a little budget for beautification and found these 4 in Saanich nr Victoria

    her projects are charming
     
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    Wow, I had no idea a young 'Snofozam' would cost $289.
     
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    Here’s another ‘Snofozam’ for sale at another local nursery. Better price.

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    Four ‘Akebono’ at peak bloom on Cypress Way in Gibsons today.

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    Late bloomers (for 2024)
     
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    Single ‘Shirotae’ at WineGarden Park at peak bloom.

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    Four ‘Akebono’ on North Rd across from Firehall.

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    Two younger ones.
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    And two older ones. These two planted very close to each other.
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    Thanks to @Georgia Strait for the ‘heads up’ on these two ‘Shirotae’, also on North Rd - just north of Firehall.

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    Four ‘Akebono’ at Christenson Village still holding on. 20240404 ShawO’Shea Akebono Willard IMG_9828.JPG 20240404 ShawO’Shea Akebono Willard IMG_9840.jpg

    Many of the blossoms have the extra immature petal.
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    This one with two petaloids.
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    Not much of a tree, but it hasn’t given up yet.
    ‘Shirotae’ on Eaglecrest Drive and O’Shea.
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    Politely not blocking the view.
     
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    Also on Eaglecrest and O’Shea, across the street from the little runt in my previous post.

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    ‘Shirotae’
     
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    Two ‘Akebono’ and one ‘Shirotae’ at the Gibsons Garden Hotel. Competing with each other for attention.
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    ‘Akebono’
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    ‘Shirotae’
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    Enjoy the ‘Akebono’ while you can.
    Nice spot for hanami. Christenson Village.
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    I like that indeed there are chairs and spaces avail for our elder community residents to enjoys outdoor garden blossoms peacefully at CV
     
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    Now is a good time for hanami at the Sechelt Visitor Centre. ‘Shiro-fugen’ are looking good.

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    Friday April 20/24 approx noon PDT

    Photo of Kanzan in Gibsons village (near Leos Greek restaurant) - it’s the photo with buildings in background

    there are lots of Kanzan around the community right now, many on private property tho visible from public st
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    the other photo (green hedges in background) is a drive by at Franklin Rd & Cochrane Road in Gibsons (the old Bay Area Neighbourhood)

    Franklin often has the earliest trees and these are the “last hurrah “ trees tho I can’t recall variety @Willard knows
     

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    The first one is 'Shiro-fugen'.
     
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    ‘Kanzan’ on Eaglecrest Drive.
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    Nice ‘Shiro-fugen’ in downtown Roberts Creek.

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    One of the Canada Post ‘Shirotae’ at the Tuwanek Hotel is making a comeback on its own roots.

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    Avium on the left, ‘Shirotae’ on the right. Both growing from roots of original ‘Shirotae’ which was cut down 2 years ago.
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