Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'
Weeping Higan Cherry
Emulous Communications, Inc., 2919 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster PA
This is perhaps the largest Weeping Higan Cherry in the county. With a trunk circumference of 110 inches, a height of 55 feet, and a spread of 35 feet (approximate figures), this speci- men would rank third on pabigtrees. com's list of 'Pendula' in Pennsylvania.
The tree stands extremely close to busy Columbia Avenue, however, and telephone lines run through its droop- ing branches. Thus this tree is threat- ened. [Photo of tree in bloom is by Jessica Breidenstein.]
This amazing species can live over 1,000 years. An ancient specimen in northern Japan -- a tree known as Miharu Takizakura -- is considered the most beautiful cherry tree, and also the most famous tree, in all of Japan (last photo).