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Tree

Acacia confusa
Acacia confusa
It is commonly used in afforestation for soil erosion control due to its rapid growth and easy propagation.
  Bauhinia x blakeana
Bauhinia x blakeana
City flower of Hong Kong. It has attractive flowers in winter.
  Bauhinia variegata
Bauhinia variegata
A close relative of the Bauhinia x blakeana. It gives attractive flowers in spring.
 
Bombax ceiba
Bombax ceiba
It has straight tree trunk with shiny showy flowers in spring.
  Cassia surattensis
Cassia surattensis
It gives attractive yellow flowers with long flowering period, and propagation is easy.
  Crateva unilocularis
Crateva unilocularis
A handsome tree that bears abundant white/yellow flowers when in full bloom in spring.
 
Delonix regia
Delonix regia
It has graceful tree form with dense canopy and bears flaming red flowers. It is a special feature in the summer of Hong Kong.
  Ficus microcarpa
Ficus microcarpa
It is a native tree species with long life and nice shade.
  Jacaranda mimosifolia
Jacaranda mimosifolia
It is one of the few ornamental flowering trees bearing purple-blue flowers.
 
Koelreuteria bipinnata
Koelreuteria bipinnata
It has golden yellow flowers and its capsule in early stage is pink and turns brown when ripen.
  Lagerstroemia speciosa
Lagerstroemia speciosa
It has many purple flowers in summer.
  Liquidambar formosana
Liquidambar formosana
It is a native deciduous tree with leaves turn red in winter.
 
Michelia x alba
Michelia x alba
It is fast growing and has yellowish-white fragrant flowers.
  Pterocarpus indicus
Pterocarpus indicus
It is slow growing and has yellow fragrant flowers. Its wood is used for fine furniture.
  Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia
It is a palm species with straight tall trunk and is suitable for growth on narrow roadsides.
 
Spathodea campanulata
Spathodea campanulata
It is fast growing and has orange-red bell-shaped flowers in summer.
  Sterculia lanceolata
Sterculia lanceolata
It is a native tree species. It bears large vivid scarlet fruit with black seeds that attracts birds in summer.
  Terminalia mantaly
Terminalia mantaly
It has erect stem and neat, layered branches and is commonly used for street tree planting in recent years.

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Shrubs

There are no specific choices as multiple species of shrubs are readily available. Shrubs are mostly chosen to cope with different design concepts and maintenance requirements.

For more information, please go to Hong Kong Herbarium and Hong Kong Flora and Vegetation.

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