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Ancient tree in full bloom at sage’s family mansion

Updated: Apr 22, 2022 By Zhao Rruixue in Jinan Print
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A Chionanthus tree is in full bloom with delicate, white and fragrant flowers at the Family Mansion of Mencius — or Meng Zi (372-289 BC) — in Zoucheng, a county-level city of Jining, Shandong province.

The tree, commonly known as a fringe tree has been standing at the sage's family mansion for more than 300 years, according to local historical records.

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