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    • Higan Cherry of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Higan Cherry of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Higan Cherry of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
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 Classification Natural Monument   38
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Higan Cherry of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 1 Tree(175㎡)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 20-1, Hwangjeon-ri, Masan-myeon  Gurye-gun  Jeollanam-do
 Age
 Owner Hwaeomsa Temple
 Manager Gurye-gun
 Description The higan cherry(Prunus subhirtella for.

ascendens Ohwi) grows in Hwanghae-do, Jirisan Mountain, Bogildo Island, and Jejudo Island.

Because the flowers of this tree come out before the leaves and also it blooms before other cherry trees, it is called Olbudnamu in Korean.

It is characteristic for this tree to have big and hairy calyxes.

This tree is usually used for the beautification of the environment.The Higan Cherry in Hwaeomsa Temple is about 300 years old.

It is 12m tall and has a girth of 4.42m.

According to the tradition, after Manchu war of 1636, King Injo ordered subjects to plant many cherry trees to provide wood for bows.

At that time, Byeokam the Buddhist monk in Hwaeomsa Temple agreed with the King and planted a lot of higan cherry trees in the precints of the temple.

This tree is one of which was planted by Byeokam.The Higan Cherry in the Precints of Hwaeomsa Temple has been under our ancestors' care and protection and is also valuable biologically.

Therefore, it is designated and protected as a natural monument.
 
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