Jacaranda flowers in full bloom in Wan Chai and Sham Shing Road

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10th April 2021 – (Hong Kong) Jacaranda is blooming in Hong Kong in April. There are many places in Hong Kong that you can find these flowers. The flowers are produced in conspicuous large panicles, each flower with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue corolla; a few species have white flowers. 

Many of them are located in the downtown area. If you pass by by chance, you may stop to watch and enjoy the hard-won purple romance. Star Street is one of the most popular flower viewing spots. You can find them at the junction of Monmouth Path and Star Street. Although there is only one jacaranda tree there, the branches are wide and dense, so it is very beautiful when it blooms.

Another location to spot the jacaranda tree is at the junction of Sam Shing Road and Castle Peak Bay Section of Castle Peak Road. It is close to Sam Shing Seafood Street.

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Star Street in Wan Chai.
Sam Shing Road. Picture source: David Cheng/Facebook

Jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Latin America and the Caribbean.

cosmopolitan plant, Jacaranda mimosifolia is quite common in Southern CaliforniaFloridaMexicoArgentinaBrazilSouth AfricaBotswanaZimbabweAustraliaNew ZealandIsraelItaly,[2] PortugalSpain (particularly in Málaga) and Zambia and has been introduced to most tropical and subtropical regions to the extent that it has entered the popular culture. It has been planted widely in Asia especially in Nepal.

The generic name is also used as the common name.