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    • Retusa Fringe Tree of Pyeongjung-ri, Suncheon
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 Classification Natural Monument   36
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Retusa Fringe Tree of Pyeongjung-ri, Suncheon
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 159㎡ (Protected area)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 5, Pyeongji-gil Seungju-eup, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do  Suncheon-si  Jeollanam-do
 Age
 Owner
 Manager Suncheon
 Description Retusa fringe tree is named “Ipamnamu” in Korean.

There are two folk origins about the name of the tree.

Some say, the name “Ibap,” literally meaning "rice," stemmed from the fact that its white blossoms resemble cooked rice.

Others say, it once had the name “Iphamok” in Korean (a tree growing in early summer), since this tree blossoms when summer starts.

This name was changed to “Ipamnamu”.

Retusa Fringe tree of Pyeongjung-ri is about 400 years old.

It is 18 m tall and has a girth of 4.6 m.

According to legend, the tree usually grows in a place with lots of water so the villagers say that the blossoms of the tree foretell the year's harvest.

As a result of long observation through experience, the legend seems to be true.

Since the Retusa Fringe Tree of Pyeongjung-ri, Suncheon is biologically valuable and has been under our ancestors' care and protection, it is designated and protected as a Natural Monument.
 
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