Here’s what’s blooming in Vancouver right now: Autumnalis Rosea (winter cherries) are almost gone. Whitcomb cherry trees are in full bloom (three weeks ealrlier than last year). Accolade cherry blossoms are starting to open.
I went to investigate a pink blooming tree located at 1910 Holdom (corner Buchanan) in Burnaby, 4 minutes from the Holdom skytrain station.
As I approached the tree, I noticed the horizontal bars (called lenticels) on the trunk, which was one clue that this was indeed a cherry tree and not a plum tree (the trunk of plum trees is darker and doesn’t have horizontal bars).
The blossoms just started to open.