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April 17, 2022. “Loveliest of trees, the cherry now / Is hung with bloom along the bough, / And stands about the woodland ride / Wearing white for Eastertide.” A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad (1896). Sweet cherries, Prunus avium, are woodland trees and are in bloom now. These cultivars are not exactly woodland trees: ‘Sendai-shidare’ and ‘Shogetsu’, but they do have white flowers.

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‘Sendai-shidare’ in the Oakridge neighbourhood, photo by Anne Eng.
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‘Shogetsu’ in the West End neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.

These have been featured photos on the Blooming Now page.

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