Prunus subhirtella 'Whitcomb'
Common name: Whitcomb cherry
Prunus subhirtella 'Whitcomb' is a variety of flowering cherry tree that is usually the earliest to bloom in our Garden (mid-March). It is found along the Rhodo Walk. It was named after David Whitcomb, a Seattle-area gardener, who found it in his garden and started supplying it to local nurseries in the mid-1920s.
Photos from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival