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Home Penang Tourism News Penang Sakura Blossom
Penang Sakura Blossom PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:19

Date: March 2012

 

The Tabebuia Rosea, Pink Tecoma, Rosy Trumpet Tree or what Penangites fondly know as the Penang Sakura will be in full bloom again throughout the month of March.

 

Planted along the stretch of Bayan Baru as well as in Bukit Mertajam, each tree bears a majestic canopy of white, pink or pastel purple flowers every year, attracting all sorts of visitors to revel in its beauty. During this month, many will travel to this part of the island to capture beautiful photographs or maybe enjoy romantic moments with a loved one under its pretty pink shade.


Although many may call these the Cherry Blossoms of Penang, they are not to be confused with the actual Japanese Cherry Blossom or Sakura as the locals only call them that because of its colour and resemblance. Now, every Penangite will be able to experience the glory of such beautiful blossoms without having to travel all the way to Japan.


Native to Central and South America, these magnificent flowering trees is usually found growing in neotropical countries in temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C on average, with annual rainfall above 500 mm, and on soils with very variable pH.

Since the Penang Sakura is extremely popular amongst shutterbugs, the Penang State Tourism is planning to organize special photography sessions for photographers from next year onwards.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:34
 

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