Cherry and plum blossoms in bloom

Posted on April 5th, 2014 in Vancouver by andrija

Rare cherries are in now bloom along their more numerous cousins. These spire cherries (just a guess) are near London Drugs on Kingsway. There’s more at Kingsway and Rupert. I am always surprised they don’t get mentioned in Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (though I haven’t looked too hard).

 

 

 

 

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The more popular cultivar at Metrotown was in good shape last week.

Metrotown cherries

Metrotown cherries

And in Melbourne park near Joyce station where there are at least 3 if not 4 different types of cherries – Shirotae, Tai Haku, Akebono at least – there is some cherry action as well.

Akebono in Melbourne park

Akebono in Melbourne park