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Sakura-like tree in Dasmarinas, Cavite draws attention online



Sakura-like tree in Dasmarinas, Cavite draws attention online

If you think you’re missing out the cherry blossoms in Japan, feel the FOMO no more. Gone viral is the Sakura-like flowers blooming in the backyard of an institution in Dasmariñas, Cavite.

Students, guests and staff of De La Salle University Medical Center have been taking pleasure in the sight of what seems like Sakura flowers. These blooms are buds from the local cherry blossom tree called “Balayong” which are endemic to Palawan.

Recently, the uploaded photos of Balayong in Cavite are creating buzz online. Even though the medical center isn’t exactly known to be a tourist attraction, the cherry blossom tree is drawing people to come and check out the Sakura-like flowers.

Below are several photos of Balayong from netizens:



No need to go to Japan to see cherry blossoms.

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we all have differences, that makes us bloomed out

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A N I M O B L O S S O M S 🌸 #CherryBlossomsAtLaSalle

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  1. Isa Sanez Cabungcal

    April 20, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Very nice I have not been there beautiful

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