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Ancient tree in full bloom at sage's family mansion

By Zhao Rruixue in Jinan| chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: April 18, 2022

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.