Miharu Takizakura (1,000 Year Old Cherry Tree)

The Miharu Takizakura (litt. waterfall cherry tree of Miharu) is an ancient cherry tree in Miharu, Fukushima, in northern Japan. It is a weeping higan cherry (Prunus pendula "Pendula Rosea", benishidarezakura in Japanese) and is over 1,000 years old.

It flowers in mid to late April, and its light pink flowers spread in all directions from the branches, like a waterfall.

The tree is 12 metres high, the trunk circumference is 9.5 metres, the east-west spread is 22 metres, and the north-south spread is 18 metres.
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