Friday, April 25, 2008

Peach tree

Myths, folklore, and symbolism
peach tree: Primarily because of its early flowering, it is a Chinese symbol of spring and fertility. The wood of the peach tree, like that of the mulberry tree, was regarded in China as having effective powers against evil influences; similar effects were ascribed to its fruit. The tree, blossom, and fruit were also regarded as symbols of immortality. In Japan the peach blossom symbolizes virginity. (Herder)

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