Early spring cherry blossoms in Vancouver

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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.

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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.