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April 21, 2022. Double pink flowers, again from two very different cherries, though it took us a long time to figure that out. ‘Pink Perfection’ are very slight trees that will never form an arch over any street. Note details here of the minute cuts on the petal edges, and the little flags at the tips of the stamens. These have green leaves when the flowers emerge. There are very few of these around. ‘Kanzan’, the most commonly planted cherry in Vancouver, can be robust trees that are often planted on both sides of a whole block, forming an arch over the street. Their leaves emerge bronze to accompany the flowers.

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‘Pink Perfection’ in the Surrey and North Delta neighbourhood, photo by Taka.
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‘Kanzan’ in the West End neighbourhood, photo by Shirley Willard.

These have been featured photos on the Blooming Now page.

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