Saturday, March 20, 2010

Japanese maple in Sg Buloh?

On the way back from Tg Malim, after sending Sakinah back to her polytechnic, we stopped over at the Sg Buloh plant nurseries located close to the old Leprosy Hospital.

It has been quite some time since we were last here. The area has changed a lot. Most noticeable was that the number of nurseries have dwindled. To make way for new developments in the area, many nursery operators have moved to new locations I was told - Subang, Damansara etc.

But the place still continue to delight me, nevertheless.

This time I came upon a plant of about 7 feet in height with foliages which seemed rather familiar the very instant I set my eyes upon it.

It was a Japanese Maple tree.

''What? A Japanese Maple tree, in Malaysia, so far away from the Land of the Rising Sun?'' I thought to myself .

So it was.

Japanese Maple, or ''irohamomiji'' as it is called in Japanese, is native to Japan, Korea and China.

It has attractive leaf shapes and wonderful red colors during autumn, so much so that it was one of my favourite subjects for autumn season photography during our three year stay in Japan.

Fancy seeing it in our own backyard.

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7 comments:

NGINAP SRENGENGE said...

salam azizi,

I had seen it somewhere , though I had not been to Japan.

They also migrate.

Wassalam.

Sri Mersing said...

Yop pernah juga pergi ke Jepun. Tak perasan pulak ada pokok Maple ni...

example010 said...

salam tuan rumah, wah, hebat ada di sg buloh... kedai mana satu tu en azizi?

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

example 010

Ni kedai pokok dekat dengan hospital uitm sg buloh

Anonymous said...

I just tanya harga pagi ini-RM 750 per plant.

Yuusuke Maeno said...

tak boleh hidup lama pun pokok ni. depa jual je pandai. kejap jer dah tukar hijau & soon akan mati

Ikemen said...

Assalamualaikum Tuan, saya berminat untuk bawa balik pokok ini ke Malaysia dan cuba menanamnya di Malaysia. Boleh saya hubungi Tuan?
Terima kasih.