These are some of the cultivars you can find in the Vancouver area. Where there is a round media player button, you can click to hear the Japanese pronunciation. You can find Vancouver locations for these cultivars on Blossom Maps, and many photos at documented locations in our UBC Botanical Garden Forum.

Thanks to Douglas Justice of UBC Botanical Garden for the cherry tree descriptions and to Cherry Scout Mariko Izaki for the pronunciations. And thanks to all the official and unofficial Cherry Scouts who have posted photos on our forums, from which the photos here were selected.

Bibliography: Hillier, H.G., P.H.B. Gardener and Roy Lancaster. 1991. Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs, 6th ed. Newton Abbot, England. Jacobson, A.L. 1996. North American Landscape Trees. Ten Speed Press, Seattle, Washington. Kuitert, W. 1999. Japanese Flowering Cherries, Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. Lord, A. (ed.) 2003. RHS Plant Finder. 2003-2004. Dorling Kindersley, London.