A closer look at the floral extravaganza in Reem
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
A herbaceous perennial plant that thrives in full sun, sea purslanes are light to purple coloured flowers that you’ll find lining most of the 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, vitamins C, A and calcium.
2. Singapore daisy
Like the purslane, these bright yellow bloomers are hardy evergreens that love bright days and aren’t fussy about getting a lot of water.
Private garden suitability: Easy to grow and low on maintenance; however, they’re quite invasive and are known to 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 and outdoors, are non-toxic, and extremely fragrant.
Interesting fact: Jasmine oils comprise over 100 volatile chemical compounds that contribute to its unique scent.
4. Flame tree
A vibrant tree that can reach heights of 12 metres, flame trees put on a flamboyant display of red flowers during the flowering season – a sight to truly behold.
Private garden suitability: Enjoys full sunlight and can tolerate droughts, remaining evergreen all year round. The Flame tree provides shade for surrounding plants too.
Interesting fact: Unlike most other flowering plants, flame trees actually produce more flowers when they’re kept slightly dry.
5. Golden shower tree
Like flame trees, golden shower trees are fast-growing deciduous trees that produce stunning blooms of yellow-gold flowers during late spring.
Private garden suitability: Prefer warm and dry conditions similar to flame trees, with well-drained soil.
Interesting fact: The tree is broadly recognised in culture; it’s the state flower of Kerala in India, is the national flower of Thailand, and featured on the Canadian-Thai design for a 48-cent stamp.