04 January 2011


This is an uncommon Amesiodendron chinense tree (Family: Sapindaceae) that I learnt in recent years when I planted it at HortPark. I love it so much that I planted it at a prominent location at the Water Garden such that visitors to HortPark would see it when they enter or leave the main entrance. A link on this unusual tree is shown below:

Every time I past by the site, I would knowingly or unknowingly steal a glance at this beautiful tree, especially when the leaves are flushing red and lime green. Who can miss such a spectacular beauty amidst us?

I wish they are planted in more parks and streetscape areas.

As for the floating platform in the pond that was there previously, it was replaced by a ring of Pistia stratiotes.