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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
 Designated Date 2007.10.08
 Address San 20-1, Hwangjeon-ri, Masan-myeon  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 Rock, a hermitage on the grounds of Hwaeomsa Temple.

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

Plum trees growing in Korea belong to the native Chinese species, Prunus mume, and most cultivars have been developed through grafting from those with good flowers.

However, this plum tree is classified as a "wild plum," which spreads through the seeds of fruits thrown away 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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