27 July 2010


Amongst the trees with coloured leaves, I have to say this is one of my favourite trees in recent years. It never fails to grab my attention with its colourful new leaf flushes in a nice round crown.

It is from the Sapindaceae Family and originates from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia.

The leaves are small and serrated and the branches give the tree a 'feathered' look that mesmerizes me all the time.

There were a few of them planted within HortPark and this one at the Water Garden is always in the limelight because of its strategic location and I am proud of it. From the driveway entering HortPark and from the pond at the Water Garden, no one would fail to notice it.