Early spring cherry blossoms in Vancouver


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.


Whitcomb cherry tree Holdom/Buchanan

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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.