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April 5, 2022. Today features fragrant blossoms. ‘Shirotae’ makes its fragrance particularly obvious in groups of the trees. ‘Washi-no-o’ are much more rare but are a delight to find. The name means “eagle’s tail”, presumably referring to the jagged petal edges. You can share your finds on our forums at VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.

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‘Shirotae’ in the Marpole neighbourhood, photo by Anne Eng.
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‘Washi-no-o’ in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood, photo by Yong Hui.

These have been featured photos on the Blooming Now page.

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