On 5th avenue (corner Lilooet), you’ll find two different kinds of trees: Accolade and Akebono cherry trees (notice the different colours on the photo).

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It’s a good location to appreciate the difference between the two cherry trees:

  • Akebono cherry trees are lighter and blossoms have five petals.
  • Accolade cherry trees are darker and blossoms have more than five petals.

When I visited, the Accolade were declining and the Akebono were peaking.

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From the top of the hill, you get an amazing view of the highrises in Burnaby Brentwood area.

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Visit soon to be showered with petals or use our neighbourhood map to find Akebono trees near you.