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:

AutumnalisRoseaLostLagoonFeb102013byJT Autumnalis Rosea cherry tree at Lost Lagoon in Vanoucver BC on Feb 10 2013 taken by JT Autumnalis Rosea cherry tree at Lost Lagoon in Vanoucver BC on Feb 10 2013 taken by JT