The ones quoted were in bloom in May - 'Kanzan' cherries. Now, end of March, you're seeing plums. It's amazing that there's enough room for all those plums, and then all those 'Kanzan' cherries, in almost the same location.
Date: May 1. 2008
West 59th Avenue from Granville to Adera Street ... Kanzans on south side
West 59th Avenue from Adera Street to Angus Drive ... Kanzans on both sides of street
Marguerite Street from West 59th to 54th Avenue ... Kanzans on both sides
Wiltshire Street from 1/2 block north of 59th to 54th Avenue ... Kanzans on both sides
Cypress Street from 59th Avenue to 54th Avenue ... Kanzans on both sides
Cherry Tree Type: Kanzan
Status: In full bloom
I observed these trees this afternoon on walk to shop at Choices Market. Sorry there are no photos as I did not have my camera with me. However, I thought people should know about this area with its several streets of Kanzans. I will try to get back to photograph the trees in the next few day, but I cannot promise anything.
Here's a photo taken earlier this week along W59th heading east to Angus on bike route.
P...Jacobson: Prunus cerasifera 'Lindsayae' is a single-flowered pink plum with green leaves. ...
I've seen photos on flickr this week of these trees being in full bloom in Victoria. We don't seem to have this cultivar here. I don't know if it's a very early-blooming variety, or if Victoria is that much ahead of us here in Vancouver. Our pissardi plums in the West End are just at their early very unattractive stage with scattered open flowers, and they're ahead of the cerasifera.
I am sorry that I am better at distance than closeups, and I am not yet clear on the type of tree, but here are pictures from today at Everett Crowley Park bordered by N-S E62nd and Marine Drive, and W-E Kerr and Champlain Drive, plus a two block set on Butler St. between E 49th and E 54th, east of Kerr one block west of Tyne.
The blossoms outside the art gallery on the West Georgia side are also looking fine. Take a look if you are also checking out the Canstruction exhibits mostly at the HSBC Pendulum Gallery (also a couple exhibits at 1075 and 1111 W. Georgia lobby, nice one in Four Seasons Hotel by Pacific Centre) - until April 5, date of the Cherry Jam!
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Reason: error in start time for Cherry Jam (11 am not noon)
When I went to Dunbar where it was good neighborhood, plumblossom had already bloomed. Those were so beautiful.
At that time the weather was not good so I couldn't take perfect pictures. If you go there when the weather is awesome, I swear you could see beautiful view. :)
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These are Blireiana plums Prunus x blireiana. That's why you can't find it in our cherry book (so you're doing quite well).I'm going to move your posting over to the Plums "neighbourhood, where you'll find it has lots of company.
It's too bad that the only one I can ID is Akebono. I found several new cherries in the Stahaken district of Tsawwassen, and more to come.
North End of Pacific Drive, at English Bluff Road. This is a row that is supposed to be seven trees, but the first one has been recently removed. Of the other six, three are older and lichen-covered, and three are very young, and I realize now that I didn't make absolutely sure they matched the old ones. None are very large. The flowers are double and pink.
The leaves do have velvety hairs, like the book says for Takasago; you can see that in the 2nd photo of the emerging leaves. That's my best guess, but I really have no idea.
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