April 26, 2022. Surely you’ve seen ‘Kanzan’ flowers by now. Have you seen them with white flowers in the mix? These “Vancouver Specials” can occur anywhere grafted cherries are planted, when the usual Prunus avium, or sweet cherry, rootstock is used. If rootstock suckers start to grow and are not removed, this vigourous growth can completely take over the tree. In the meantime, you get these curious two-tone trees. We’ve collected lots of photos at Magical two-tone trees | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.

You can share your finds on our forums at VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs | UBC Botanical Garden Forums.

‘Kanzan’ in the Oakridge neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.
‘Kanzan’ with Prunus avium in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.

These have been featured photos on the Blooming Now page.