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There are seven Rancho cherry trees outside Pacific Centre (Georgia/Howe) in Downtown Vancouver.

 

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The blossoms are quite large and bright pink.

 

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The leaves are reddinsh brown (with a touch of green) and coming out with the flowers.

 

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It looks like there are only three flowers coming out of each bud.

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Good spot for hanami picnic? There are circular benches around each cherry tree, as well as metal benches nearby. However, it’s  a busy location, with people coming in and ouf of the shopping mall. Inside the atrium at Pacific Center, there are lots of seats facing the trees, so it’s a good place to do your cherry blossom viewing indoors or to have a picnic inside on a rainy day.

 

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Downsides: There are Christmas lights are wrapped around the trunk and branches, and they will probably be visible in your pics. On the other hand, this might be a fun  location to try to take pics of cherry blossoms by night.

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Photo tips: try taking pictures of the cherry blossoms with the Georgia Hotel sign, the clock tower, the round lampshades, or against the windows of skyscrapers. This is a fun location for photographers.

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The Rancho flowers are big, bright pink and and really cute.  The trees are small, but they are worth a visit, especially if you’ve never seen a Rancho cherry tree (you’ll get to see seven at this location).

 

Check out our neighborhood maps to find Rancho cherry trees in your area.

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