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Yesterday’s news – the last flowers of ‘Shiro-fugen’

May 15, 2022. Aren’t cold wet springs great?! ‘Shiro-fugen’ just keeps on keeping on. We don’t generally make two trees a Festival Favourite location, so this site in Gibsons doesn’t qualify to be listed in the Festival Favourites in Bloom section below, but it looks lovely, yes? Note that these flowers that opened white with bronze leaves now are pink flowers with green leaves.

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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the Sunshine Coast neighbourhood, photo by Shirley Willard.
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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the Sunshine Coast neighbourhood, photo by Shirley Willard.
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Yesterday’s news – more on ‘Shiro-fugen’ and ‘Kiku-zakura’

May 10, 2022. Same blurb, new photos. ‘Shiro-fugen’ and ‘Kiku-zakura’ continue their interesting flower development. ‘Shiro-fugen flowers keep opening, so there are always white flowers in the mix, now giving the trees the impression of being pink-flowering with green leaves. While there is a lot of variation in flower colour on ‘Kiku-zakura’, it has the appearance of being lighter-coloured. There is lots of interesting stuff happening in the centre of the flowers.

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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the Riley Park neighbourhood, photo by Laura Blumenthal.
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‘Kiku-zakura’ in the Riley Park neighbourhood, photo by Anne Eng.

These have been featured photos on the Blooming Now page.

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Yesterday’s news – ‘Shiro-fugen’ and ‘Kiku-zakura’, a few days later

May 8, 2022. ‘Shiro-fugen’ and ‘Kiku-zakura’ continue their interesting flower development. ‘Shiro-fugen flowers keep opening, so there are always white flowers in the mix, now giving the trees the impression of being pink-flowering with green leaves. While there is a lot of variation in flower colour on ‘Kiku-zakura’, it has the appearance of being lighter-coloured. There is lots of interesting stuff happening in the centre of the flowers.

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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the West End neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.
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‘Kiku-zakura’ in the West End neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.

These have been featured photos on the Blooming Now page.

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Yesterday’s news – ‘Shiro-fugen’ and ‘Kiku-zakura’

May 5, 2022. ‘Shiro-fugen’ and ‘Kiku-zakura’ are probably all that will appear here for the rest of the season, as they hold onto their flowers, changing each day, with developments that are more interesting signs of senescence.

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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the Strathcona neighbourhood, photo by Anne Eng.
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‘Kiku-zakura’ in the Riley Park neighbourhood, photo by Anne Eng.

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Yesterday’s news – ‘Shiro-fugen’ and ‘Kanzan’

May 4, 2022. We are definitely winding down. ‘Kanzan’ are fading to white, though there are still good “snow” photos to be had. ‘Shiro-fugen’ flowers, which will be hanging around a lot longer, are on their way to pink. The leaves on both have turned the same colour green.

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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the New Westminster neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.
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‘Kanzan’ in the New Westminster neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.

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Yesterday’s news – still fresh flowers on Burnaby Mountain trees

May 2, 2022. Here is your chance to go back in time. Trees bloom much later on Burnaby Mountain. You can still see the very rare ‘Ichihara-tora-no-o’, and ‘Shiro-fugen’ have their fresh, just-opening colours.

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‘Ichihara-tora-no-o’ in the Burnaby neighbourhood, photo by Yong Hui.
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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the Burnaby neighbourhood, photo by Yong Hui.

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Yesterday’s news – ‘Kanzan’

May 1, 2022. ‘Kanzan’ are still looking good, maybe even better now with their leaves having turned green. The colour is not so vibrant on the trees, but opportunities for blossom snow photos are increasing.

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‘Kanzan’ in the West End neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.
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‘Kanzan’ in the West End neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.

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Yesterday’s news – ‘Ama-no-gawa’ are still competing for attention

April 30, 2022. How are there still ‘Ama-no-gawa’ being posted? Cool weather means longer blooming times. ‘Ama-no-gawa’ have been open for weeks, but they are still being posted, here in Hastings-Sunrise and Davis Bay on the Sunshine Coast.

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‘Ama-no-gawa’ in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, photo by Allen Hui.
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‘Ama-no-gawa’ in the Sunshine Coast neighbourhood, photo by Shirley Willard.

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Yesterday’s news – ‘Shiro-fugen’, still with white flowers, bronze leaves

April 29, 2022. Your last chance to see bronze leaves with white flowers on ‘Shiro-fugen’ is fast approaching, but this cultivar can keep us entertained for the next few weeks as the leaves turn green and the flowers turn pink. Shown here are the early stages, but you can see the pink developing in the second photo.

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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, photo by Anne Eng.
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‘Shiro-fugen’ in the Sunshine Coast neighbourhood, photo by Shirley Willard.

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Yesterday’s news – ‘Gyoiko’

April 28, 2022. Here is a ‘Gyoiko’ in Stanley Park. It blooms a little later than ‘Ukon’ and it usually gives a less yellow impression, more green and white, soon to be adding red stripes to the colour mix. This is supposed to be rare, but we think we keep finding them planted among ‘Ukon’.

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‘Gyoiko’ in the West End / Stanley Park neighbourhood, photo by Shirley Willard.
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‘Gyoiko’ in the West End / Stanley Park neighbourhood, photo by Wendy Cutler.

These have been featured photos on the Blooming Now page.