On your way back and forth between Ultima and the Homantin MTR Station, our newly planted purplish red bougainvillea (lak dou gyun) would certainly have caught your eye. Their vibrant colours inject vitality to the surrounding and beautify our boundary border.
Bougainvillea is also called the triangle flower because of the shape of its flowers. It has long sharp thorns on its stems and upright branches, and thus good as border shrubs. It also holds up soil well and so good for roadside groves too. Bougainvillea is a popular evergreen in Hong Kong as it has flowers in blooms for long periods several times a year.