Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea'

Yesterday I trekked several kilometres along city sidewalks and seawall to reach my destination: a small stand of Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' at Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park. Many thanks to my gardening friend, Meighan, for guiding me (with a Google map) to the right spot. Be sure to check out Meighan's glorious photographs of these sakura under blue skies. (After you view them, I'm sure you'll understand why the long walk was so worthwhile.)

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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms

Early sakura

 

Recommended reading & viewing:

Winter beauty: Prunus x subhirtella 'Autumnalis'

Autumnalis Rosea - discussion on the UBC Botanical Garden Forums

Cherry Blossoms at Lost Lagoon - Meighan's photos on Flickr