Wendy Cutler intrigued me with the photo of an Autumnalis Rosea (a winter blooming cherry tree) that she shared with us on January 13. The picture showed a small tree with tiny pink blossoms near the completely frozen lagoon. Brrr!
I’ve never seen an Autumnalis Rosea cherry tree, so I decided to go take a look today.
Autumnalis Rosea, may not be as spectacular as other cultivars – the petals look a bit messy, often appearing twisted, and the branches are twiggy and untidy – but I found them really charming and worth a visit.
Location: West End/Stanley Park – Lost Lagoon near daycare, 3 trees.
Here are some pictures taken today: