sweet gum 楓香

30.12.2010 | hong kong zoological and botanic gardens  動植物公園|

sweet gum is a native tree to hong kong. its chinese name carries the world maple. even though they are not belonging to the same family scientifically, sweet gum does bear a characteristic of maple, its leaves will turn to multiple colours in autumn and winter.

few weeks ago during a visit to the botanic garden, i was spellbound by the variety of colour the majestic sweet gums put on themselves.

winter is definitely colourful in hong kong. 香港的冬天絕不灰濛濛。

過年前到動植物公園,在中庭噴水池對入向鳥籠一排長凳徑兩旁,巍峨的楓香,掛出撒下繽紛色彩,領略到綠黃紅的複雜美。

楓香是香港的本土植物,三星形的葉瓣,色香具備。在我眼中,就如仙子。

ref: wikipedia & 樹木谷

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