Trumpet Trees are blooming across Singapore – but not for long (Photos)

A row of Trumpet trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park recently. Photo: Tan Yong Lin/Facebook
A row of Trumpet trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park recently. Photo: Tan Yong Lin/Facebook
A row of Trumpet trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park recently. Photo: Tan Yong Lin/Facebook A row of Trumpet trees at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park recently. Photo: Tan Yong Lin/Facebook

Dreams of witnessing the iconic cherry blossoms of Japan’s Sakura trees in person may have withered on the vine, but Singapore can settle for some very similar-looking trees that showing their colors this month.

Singapore’s got pretty pink flowers of its own courtesy of stands of Trumpet trees, aka Tabebuia rosea, blooming now throughout the country’s parks, from Tampines to Jurong. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong even gave the trees a shoutout today.

“Over the weekend, you may have seen our trees and shrubs taking on beautiful and colourful hues in estates and neighbourhood parks across Singapore. While they look like Japan’s sakura blossoms, you won’t have to travel far to see these displays!” he wrote.

Over the weekend, you may have seen our trees and shrubs taking on beautiful and colourful hues in estates and…

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday, 28 March 2021

According to NParks, the trees, a type of begonia, grow to upward of 35-meters high.While the trees flower for only a few weeks around the same time as the famed cherry blossoms, each Trumpet flower, which grows to about 5 centimeters, only blooms several days before withering.

The trees have been spotted at River Valley, Jurong and in neighborhood parks like that of Tampines Sun Plaza Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

@fliznixFinally the Sakura season Singapore version is back guys!!! 🌸 #viral #fyp #tiktoksg #singapore #foryoupage #foryou #explore♬ Pretty Girl – Clairo

For those unimpressed, real Sakura flowers can be found in Gardens by the Bay’s flower dome.

@fliznixSingapore largest Sakura vibes location🌸😍 #viral #fyp #tiktoksg #singapore #foryoupage #foryou #explore♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber

20210326 在熱帶地區也可以感受到秋意也同時感受到春意,真是難得。雖然不能出國旅遊看日韓著名的櫻花🌸,卻能在新加坡看到新加坡《櫻花🌸》,很滿足😘😘😘謝謝新加坡公園局。
#新加坡公園局

Posted by Ksh Suan Choo on Thursday, 25 March 2021

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