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Whitcomb cherry tree on the seawall (at the end of Denman)

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At the end of Denman street, when you stroll on the seawall towards waterfront, a Whitcomb cherry tree catches your attention with its purple-pink flowers.

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A nearby downtown high-rise building creates an interesting background for photos.

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This Whitcomb cherry tree is located between the parking lot and the seawall so it’s accessible by car, foot, and bicycle.  The tree is about 50% bloomed, so dont’t wait too long to visit. Petals should begin to fall within 7-10 days.

To locate cherry trees in your neighborhood, check the VCBF Neighborhood maps 

Photos: Jessica Tremblay

 

You might also like: pictures of this location in 2014.

 

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Whitcomb at Westridge Elementary School 615 Duncan/Union

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This Whitcomb cherry tree is located outside Westridge Elementary School at 615 Duncan/Union in Burnaby. There are two park benches underneath.

Wthicomb cherry trees are in full bloom right now.  Find Whitcomb cherry trees in your area with the VCBF Neighborhood map.

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Whitcomb at 6543 Union/Kensington at sunset

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This Whitcomb cherry tree at 6543 Union/Kensington was glowing in the sunset (around 5:30pm) today.
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There are lots of low branches, which is great for close-ups.

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Whitcomb are in full bloom everywhere in the Vancouver area.

Find them now on the VCBF Neighborhood map.

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Whitcomb cherry at Government House in Victoria, BC

 

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Photo credit: Lotus Johnson, [email protected] Rights Reserved.

Lotus Johnson has posted a few photos of a ‘Whitcomb’ cherry at Government House in Victoria, in a protected location, one-quarter in bloom.

Usually ‘Whitcomb’ do a little preview in January, with a few branches showing open flowers. This is one of her photos on flickr.

Victoria often sees cherry blossoms a little bit earlier than Vancouver because of a warmer climate.

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Whitcomb cherry tree (Broadway and Cliff)

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Whitcomb cherry trees are blooming in the Vancouver area right now. This tree is in Burnaby North, at Broadway and Cliff.

 

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Whitcomb cherry blossoms have a nice dark pink color that makes them easy to identify, especially since they are the first cherry trees to bloom in Vancouver in the spring (followed closely by Accolade cherry trees).

 

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This Whitcomb tree is full of buds.

 

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To learn to identify cherry trees, it’s a good idea to observe them at different stages of blooming. Here you can see there are more than one flowers coming out of the cherry bud.

This is important to note, since one of the first things you’ll learn as a cherry scout is the difference between cherry trees and plum trees. Plum trees only have one flower coming out of each bud. But more about that later…

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Whitcomb cherry trees are worth a visit right now.

Find out where to find Whitcomb cherry trees using our neighborhour maps

 

Photography tip: At this location, the blossoms are high, except for one low branch, so you’ll need a good zoom on your camera.  Also, an electric wire passes over the tree, so make sure you don’t get it in the shot.  Go now if you want pictures of cherry buds and freshly opened blossoms. The tree should bloom for another 7-10 days.

Good for hanami picnic? No. The tree is on a private property, on the side of a very busy road.

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Whitcomb cherry tree on the seawall (Bayshore/Denman)

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It was a lovely day to go cherry-blossom viewing today: the sun was finally out. Pink blossoms and blue sky are what you want to see at this time of year!

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I saw this Whitcomb cherry tree, located between the seawall and the parking lot on Bayshore/Denman. It’s starting to bloom nicely.

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From a different angle:  the cherry tree is planted near a skyrise.

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Whitcomb cherry blossoms in front of a skyscrapper in Vancouver. So pretty!

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The tree is still budding, which means plenty more blossoms to come.

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This tree is definitely worth a visit on a sunny day.

To learn to identify whitcomb cherry trees (and 54 other varieties of cherry blossom in Vancouver), get your copy of Ornamental cherries in Vancouver.

 

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Whitcomb (22nd Street Skytrain station)

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The Whitcomb cherry tree, outside 22nd Street Skytrain station in New Westminster, is starting to bloom.

Are there any Whitcomb cherry trees where you live? Find out by checking our neighborhood maps.

 

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Whitcomb cherry (Burnaby North)

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Today on Broadway street (corner of Cliff), I went to investigate a tree with dark pink blossoms and discovered with pleasure that it was a Whitcomb cherry tree!

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The tree is almost fully bloom.

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Photographer’s tips: There are no low branches on this tree so make sure you bring a camera with a good zoom. (Warning: presence of  poles and wires.)  Traffic is heavy on Broadway and  there’s no parking. You’ll have to park on the adjacent streets and walk from there.

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And don’t forget to look at your feet, too!

Also blooming now in Burnaby North: Two Accolade cherry trees on Halifax, corner of Kensington.