The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is in full-swing, with several of the highlight events planned for this upcoming weekend. The flowers of this Prunus yedoensis ‘Akebono’ were photographed this past Monday.
UBC Botanical Garden’s Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture, Douglas Justice, wrote an extensive entry about Prunus yedoensis ‘Akebono’ in 2007, so please revisit that entry for additional information about this selection (also, his photographs are from the same set of trees).
If you are interested in comparing ‘Akebono’ with other cultivars of ornamental cherries, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival has a short guide to the different cultivars in Vancouver. More detailed information is in Ornamental Cherries in Vancouver (Douglas is the primary author).
I’ve updated all of the previous BPotD entries on Prunus spp., which you can locate by clicking on the Rosaceae tag above.