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Vancouver Whitcomb cherry trees at Nicola park

“The three straggly ‘Whitcomb’ at Nicola Mini-Park are also showing signs of pink. ” – (Willard)

When this posting went up on the VCBF Neighbourhood Blogs forum on January 12, I felt a shiver of excitement down my spine: “Cherry blossom season has begun!”

The Whitcomb cherry trees at Nicola Park are one of the first cherry trees to bloom in Vancouver. When their tiny, deep pink cherry blossoms are open, it officially marks the start of our “pink wave” here in Vancouver (a pink wave that will reach its peak during the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival in April).

Vancouver Whitcomb cherry trees at Nicola park

Whitcomb cherry blossoms are blooming mid-February to mid-March.  They purple pink flowers are small and photogenic.  Use the Neighbourhood Maps to locate a Whitcomb tree near you, grab your camera, and rejoice: Vancouver cherry blossom viewing has begun!

[Photos: Jessica Tremblay]

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Whitcomb cherry trees at Nicola and Pendrell

You can always count on the Whitcomb cherry trees located at Nicola and Pendrell to announce the beginning of the Vancouver cherry blossom season: they’re the first cherry trees to bloom in the city.

Whitcomb cherry trees on Nicola and Pendrell

The Whitcomb cherry blossoms are currently 40% open and worth a visit if you’re in the Vancouver West-End area.

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Due to the presence of many electrical wires, you’ll need to zoom to get good pictures.

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Don’t forget to look at your feet: the fallen blossoms can make good photos too.

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Use the VCBF neighbourhood map to locate Whitcomb cherry trees in your area.

Happy cherry blossom viewing!

 

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Whitcomb cherry trees in a park (Nicola/Pendrell)

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There are four Whitcomb cherry trees in full bloom in a small park located on Nicola (corner of Pendrell) in the West-End of Vancouver.

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Little birds are playing in the Whitcomb cherry blossoms, which makes it a really fun location.

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The blossoms are located high up in the trees: you’ll need a good zoom on your camera.

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Petals are already falling, so hurry up to see these beautiful cherry trees!

 

Find more Whitcomb cherry trees in your neighboorhood.