A closer look at the floral extravaganza in Emirates Living
Your community features an amazing variety of landscaping species of all colours and sizes – read on to discover some interesting details about them.
1. Sea purslane
Sea purslanes are light to purple coloured flowers that you’ll find lining most roads along your community.
Private garden suitability: They’re relatively easy to grow and don’t need much water. Not a good idea if you have cats though, as they’re toxic to felines.
Interesting fact: Their leaves are high in iron, vitamin C, vitamin A and calcium.
2. Singapore daisy
These yellow bloomers are evergreens that love sunshine and aren’t fussy about water.
Private garden suitability: Easy to grow and low on maintenance, however they’re invasive and may compete with other plants for nutrients.
Interesting fact: In the wild, these plants rarely spread via seeds, relying more on stem fragments and cuttings instead.
3. Wild jasmine
Another species that prefers warmer temperatures, wild jasmine shrubs significantly brighten up the community with their dense clusters of fragrant flowers.
Private garden suitability: Can be grown indoors/outdoors, are non-toxic, and fragrant.
Interesting fact: Jasmine oils comprise over 100 compounds that contribute to its unique scent.
4. Flame tree
A vibrant tree that can reach 12 metres, flame trees put on a flamboyant display of red flowers during the flowering season.
Private garden suitability: Enjoys sunlight and remains evergreen all year round.
Interesting fact: Flame trees actually produce more flowers when they’re kept slightly dry.
5. Golden shower tree
Golden shower trees are fast growing deciduous trees that produce stunning blooms of yellow-gold flowers during late spring.
Private garden suitability: Prefer warm conditions with well-drained soil.
Interesting fact: The tree is well-recognised in culture; it’s the state flower of Kerala, and featured on the Canadian 48-cent stamp.