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    • Plum of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Plum of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Plum of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
    • Plum of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
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 Classification Natural Monument   485
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Plum of Hwaeomsa Temple, Gurye
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 314㎡ (Protected area)
 Designated Date 2007.10.08
 Address San 20-1, Hwangjeon-ri, Masan-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do  Gurye-gun  Jeollanam-do
 Age
 Owner Gurye-gun
 Manager Gurye-gun
 Description This plum tree stands in the midst of a bamboo grove on a steep slope in front of Gilsangam, a hermitage in the grounds of Hwaeomsa Temple.

Four plum trees originally stood here, but the other three have died.

Plum trees that grow in Korea belong to a native Chinese species, Prunus mume, and most cultivars have been developed by grafting from specimens with good flowers.

However, this plum tree is classified as a “wild plum,” which spreads through the seeds of fruits that have been discarded after being eaten by humans or animals.

Wild plum trees typically have smaller flowers and fruit but a stronger fragrance than cultivars.
 
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