Surrey and North Delta

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  1. tknd

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    Blooming in Guildford area

    Sun shining through 'Akebono' - 154A St & 99A Ave, townhome complex
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    Four 'Akebono' - 157 St & 101A Ave
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    Beni-shidare - 158A St & 102A Ave
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    Shidare-zakura - 159 St near 102A Ave
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    I've been admiring the magical tw0-colour trees in the Guildford area for many years without knowing what they are. Recently I've learned from Wendy that they are sweet cherries, Prunus avium, taking over Kanzan. These Kanzan trees started to bloom in the past couple of days.

    [10091 156 Street]
    20220416 10091 156 St 1.jpg 20220416 10091 156 St 3.jpg 20220416 10091 156 St 4.jpg 20220416 10091 156 St 5.jpg

    [10108 156 Street] across the street from the above tree
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    Young 'Snow Goose' row (8 of them) at Guildford Heights Park [154 St & 102A Ave].
    20220416 Guildford Heights Park 1.jpg 20220416 Guildford Heights Park 2.jpg 20220416 Guildford Heights Park 3.jpg

    Taka
     
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    These are at the same townhome complex at 9940 151 Street.

    'Tai-haku'
    20220417 9940 151 St - Tai-haku 2.jpg 20220417 9940 151 St - Tai-haku 5.jpg 20220417 9940 151 St - Tai-haku 7.jpg

    'Pink Perfection'
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    If only that were a pretty tree. Those flowers are so beautiful.
     
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    These are in Bear Creek Park, 88th Ave & 140 St.

    'Shiro-tae' by the playground.
    20220417 BearCreek PlaygroundSide  Shiro-tae 1.jpg 20220417 BearCreek PlaygroundSide  Shiro-tae 4.jpg 20220417 BearCreek PlaygroundSide  Shiro-tae 5.jpg

    'Korean Hill Cherry' in the middle of the garden area.
    20220417 BearCreekCentre - Korean Hill Cherry 1 .jpg 20220417 BearCreekCentre - Korean Hill Cherry 3.jpg

    'Kanzan' by the east parking lot just started blooming.
    Very close to this, there is 'Shiro-fugen' with buds, but it's not blooming yet and I didn't take any photo.
    20220417 BearCreekPark Kanzan 1.jpg 20220417 BearCreekPark Kanzan 3.jpg
     
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    One 'Ukon' and rows of 'Kanzan' on 102B Ave between 156 St and 158 St.
    20220420 15657 102B Ave - Taka 1.jpg 20220420 Kanzan 102B&156 - Taka.jpg

    Two Ama-no-gawa trees at 9940 151 St.
    20220420 Ama-no-gawa 9940 151 St - Taka 2.jpg 20220420 Ama-no-gawa 9940 151 St - Taka 3.jpg
     
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    More magical two-tone trees in the Guildford area.

    153 St & 102A Ave, two trees next to a government building, across from Tap House.
    One with still noticeable amount of Kanzan, and the other with the last bit of Kanzan barely hanging on.
    20220420 153 St&102A Ave - Taka 4.jpg 20220420 153 St&102A Ave - Taka 2.jpg 20220420 153 St&102A Ave - Taka 3.jpg

    15765 102B Ave
    20220421 15765 102B Ave - Taka 4.jpg

    10238 156 St, inside a townhome complex
    This one is half hidden by 'Akebono' branches.
    20220420 156&102 - Taka 1.jpg

    And here is a questionable two-tone tree.
    152 St & 100 Ave, 7-Eleven is surrounded by a dozen of 'Shiro-fugen' trees which are starting to bloom.
    I found one tree with two branches of Prunus avium as shown in the last photo. Does it still qualify as two-tones with both being shiro(white)??
    20220420 Shiro-fugen 100&152 - Taka 1.jpg 20220420 Shiro-fugen 100&152 - Taka 3.jpg 20220420 Shiro-fugen 100&152 - Taka 5.jpg 20220420 Shiro-fugen 100&152 - Taka 6.jpg 20220420 Shiro-fugen 100&152 - Taka 7.jpg

    Taka
     
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    Yes. I just included an 'Akebono' in the Magical two-tone trees | UBC Botanical Garden Forums thread, so this is right on theme, and I'm happy to have the 'Shiro-fugen' example. And these other 'Kanzan' too. But I have to go to sleep now, hope to update the thread tomorrow.
     
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    And this 'Ama-no-gawa' qualifies too, at 88 Avenue and 154A Street. These are almost all low-grafted - you can see how low the rootstock limb starts.
    Ama-no-gawa-avium_154ASt88Ave_Cutler_20220424_162737.jpg Ama-no-gawa-avium_154ASt88Ave_Cutler_20220424_162948.jpg
     
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    I knew I forgot a two-tone one, at 86A Avenue and 150 Street.
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    I went back to the two-tone trees that I posted 9 days ago. They are now covered with flowers.

    [10108 156 Street]
    April 16
    20220416 10108 156 St 1.jpg

    April 25
    20220425 10108 156 St - Taka 1.jpg


    [10091 156 Street]
    April 16
    20220416 10091 156 St 1.jpg

    April 25
    These photos are of the same tree from different angles. Some sweet cherry flowers managed to mix right in the middle of Kanzan flowers.
    20220425 10091 156 St - Taka 1.jpg 20220425 10091 156 St - Taka 2.jpg 20220425 10091 156 St - Taka 3.jpg


    This is the new one I found at 15439 100 Ave.
    20220425 15439 100 Ave - Taka 1.jpg 20220425 15439 100 Ave - Taka 2.jpg

    Taka
     
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    Dozens of 'Akebono' on a long stretch of winding road from 151A St & 86 Ave to Spencer Dr. & 148 St.
    ***Must see***
    20230411_Akebono_151A&85A_Taka 2.jpg 20230411_Akebono_151A&85A_Taka 3.jpg 20230411_Akebono_158&102_Taka.jpg


    'Beni-shidare' 158A St & 102A Ave
    20230411_Beni-shidare_158A&102A_Taka 2.jpg 20230411_Beni-shidare_158A&102A_Taka 3.jpg 20230411_Beni-shidare_158A&102A_Taka 4.jpg


    A row of 8 'Rancho' trees on 101A Ave between 159 & 160 Street
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    Some kind of pendula is hugging this one. :)
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    And, I saw a sad-looking 'Yae-beni-shidare' which reminded me of a Chalie Brown Christmas tree.
    20230411_Yae-beni-shidare_10060 157A_Taka 2.jpg 20230411_Yae-beni-shidare_10060 157A_Taka 4.jpg
     

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    Single 'Akebono' is eye-catching on the street with not too many colours.
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    Mature 'Akebono' trees on 158 St between 102B & 101A (Map ID: 2950)
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    On this L-shaped cul-de-sac starting at 155 St & 98 Ave, there are about 20 tall 'Rancho' trees.
    20230414_Rancho_155St&98Ave_Taka 1.jpg 20230414_Rancho_155St&98Ave_Taka 3.jpg 20230414_Rancho_155St&98Ave_Taka 4.jpg
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    And there are some on the next street, 154 St & 98 Ave.
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    [152B St & 98 Ave]
    Are these 'Sendai-shidare' or 'Snofozam?
    I thought they were 'Sendai-shidare' because of the umbrella-like shape and the dense top, however, the branches are chopped off and not natural. (And I don't like it.) I can also see the hair on the pedicels. So, now I'm thinking they must be 'Snofozam'.

    **Edited** These are 'Snofozam' as per Wendy's comment below.
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    I'm confused too. This seems too late for 'Snofozam' - in bloom at the same time as 'Rancho'. But the calyces look more like 'Snofozam', particularly in the first and third blossom photos. And if you saw hairs on the pedicels, go with 'Snofozam'.
    Those too cultivars are next to each other in our book (which is organized by blooming time), and when I simplify my blooming date chart, they're going to have the same blooming dates. Nothing is following any rules this year anyway.
     
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    Hi Wendy,

    Ok, 'Snofozam', it is. The ones at VanDusen Gardens still had flowers two days ago, and the ones in Surrey definitely have hairs on the pedicels. I edited my posting above and replaced the photos with proper names.

    Here are 'Snofozam' and 'Rancho' on the same day (this weekend) at VanDusen.
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    'Akebono' inside a townhome complex at 156 St & 102 Ave
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    Nice-looking tree, doesn't appear to be top-grafted. I can't say the same for the tree to the left of it.
     
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    That's what I thought, too.
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    Another non-grafted 'Akebono' [98 Ave & 153 St], with fresh injuries. :(
    This one is very old and beautiful, however, some branches were chopped off recently.
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    [9940 151St, a condo complex]
    In the middle courtyard, there are about 20 mature 'Akebono' trees. They are past peak, but the petals on the ground create a beautiful effect.
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    5-6 'Tai-haku' trees alongside the entrance driveway of the complex. They are actually in the backyard of the next-door property.
    20230422_Tai-haku_9948 151St_Taka 3.jpg 20230422_Tai-haku_9948 151St_Taka 4.jpg 20230422_Tai-haku_9948 151St_Taka 5.jpg


    And one badly pruned and unhealthy-looking 'Akebono' across from 'Tai-haku'.
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    Young ’Snow Goose' at Guildford Heights Park (10176 154 St) just started to bloom.


    20230422_Snow Goose_Guildford Heights Park_Taka 1.jpg 20230422_Snow Goose_Guildford Heights Park_Taka 6.jpg 20230422_Snow Goose_Guildford Heights Park_Taka 7.jpg 20230422_Snow Goose_Guildford Heights Park_Taka 8.jpg

    A week ago last year, the flowers were almost gone.
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