Scientific Name : Lagerstroemia speciosa
It is a deciduous tree in the family Lythraceae commonly seen at roadside with height reaching up to 20 metres. Native to such Southeast Asian countries as Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines, it bears fulsome magenta flowers that are both bright and dazzling. With a flowering period from May to July in Hong Kong, the blooms create a splendid bouquet, resembling from afar some purple ribbons decorating tree branches. During hot summer days, Queen Crape Myrtle in full bloom adds colours to the surroundings. When the flowering period draws to a close, the foliage turns red before defoliation. The tree features a change in foliage colours with the four seasons, thereby having a high ornamental value.