春綠楓香 oh lovely green sweet gum

近年秋冬季,香港人開始懂得到公園或郊外觀賞楓香轉紅。有想過春天也可賞此樹嗎?

這陣子春開暖,今年香港周圍的花朵都開得茂盛,似是要為越來越喪氣或怒氣的城市打打氣。粉嫩的羊蹄甲、紫貴的玉蘭、白粉紫紅多色的杜鵑、抖紅的木棉、艷麗的茶花,處處都是燦然花色。

百彩之中,何不賞賞綠。春天的綠,層次深淺如魔法,清滌人神卻又能醉人。楓香新葉,美在其茂葉交疊,演變豐厚的綠的色譜,加上美麗的三裂葉形,交錯在人的仰視空間,猶如滿天柔綠的星河。

chinese sweet gum mar15

recent years hongkongers started knowing about the beauty of sweet gum, appreciating the colour turning in cold seasons. may i suggest you to appreciate this tree and its leaves in spring as well?

right now, spring is everywhere. the city is particularly pretty this year. would it be the nature senses the city is depressing and low in morale and tries to cheer us up? bauhinia, purple magnolia, white yulan, azelea, tree cotton … blasting all kinds of pink, red, purple, white and other colours in the air. let’s take it easy and enjoy some green. love how sweet gum presents the new green. this tree has a good-looking tree shape, standing tall, full foliage in hot season with palmately 3-lobed leaves. i love standing under big tall sweet gum in spring and look up, it is like gazing into a sweet new green galaxy.

chinese sweet gum hku mar15

楓香 chinese sweet gum / formosan gum (liquidambar formosana)  – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms被子植物 | (unranked): eudicots 真雙子葉植物 | order: saxifragales 虎耳草目 | family: altingiaceae 楓香科 | genus: liquidambar 楓香樹屬 | species: l. formosana 楓香樹  wiki

 

過往有關楓香的專文 my previous posts on sweet gum:

楓香開始紅 sweet gum starts wintering ; 楓香 sweet gum 2012.2.1楓香 sweet gum 2012.1.18楓香紅了 the colours of sweet gum

 

further reading about sweet gum, two english and one chinese references 有關楓香延伸閱讀:

 

 

 

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