Red Leaves – Sweet Gum

When we think about Autumn leaves, we usually think about Maples… However, in Hong Kong, our red leaves are not Maples. They are Sweet Gum. They are different types of trees.

Sweet Gum in Tai Tong is a native deciduous tree of outstanding, graceful shape, up to 30 metres tall. The foliage colour changes with seasons – from bright green in spring and summer to yellow to bright red and anything in between in autumn and winter. Sweet Gum flowers from March to June. The woody, mace-like fruits can be seen on the branches when they become ripe in winter.

Autumn/Fall

When I think about Autumn/Fall, I think about the changing color of leaves…  In Hong Kong, we don’t have much to see given that our weather is still very warm in November.  However, in the northern countries like Japan and Korea, we find beautiful red leaves…

This picture was taken years ago in South Korea… and more photos are found in the blog I wrote about that trip.  Well, it’s written in Chinese, but I’m sure you like the photos!

Red leaves