Roberosiya is a flower that blossoms fully once a year. As it looks like sakura, locals call it Sri Lankan Sakura.

With the variety of uncommon things and places around Kandy, the trees like Roberosia which fully covered with flowers hold a remarkable place.

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These days, you will notice a sudden burst of pink flowers around Kandy city and that is because of this Sri Lankan Sakura. Actually, the scientific name of this tree is “Tabebuia Rosea”. The birth country of this tree can be found in Southern Mexico, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Roberosiya is a type of Oaktree and it can be found growing at sea level to 1200m. And also needs a temperature of 20c to 30c on average.

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After the full blossom of the tree, it looks very stunning and within a few days, you can find a pink flower carpet under the tree. And also there are no leaves on the tree and just only the pinky blossoms all over the tree. In addition, These flowers are average in size and lightweight. It is very common to see those flowers floating in the air all over the town.

Moreover, most of the scenic places can’t see easily. Not to mention, the University of Peradeniya. It has the most number of Roberosiya trees in Kandy. And of course, if you get a chance to visit there, you will not regret it even for a second!

Flowers in University of Peradeniya
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However, there is not so much information about this flower in Sri Lanka on the Internet. Not to mention, this flower catches the eyes of people everywhere and after seeing this catchy flower tree you will realize why this flower makes the Kandy heaven!

Photos of Roberosiya

Here are some photos of these Sri Lankan Sakura!

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Hello, I'm Shamal and I am a freelance writer who is passionate about Sri Lanka's culture, food, history, and travel locations. Having grown up in Sri Lanka, I have a deep appreciation for its rich heritage, diverse cuisine, and stunning landscapes. As a writer, my goal is to share my love for Sri Lanka with others and inspire them to explore the country's many wonders. Whether it's ancient temples, vibrant markets, or breathtaking beaches, I believe there's something for everyone in Sri Lanka. Through my blog, I provide insights into Sri Lankan culture and history, sharing stories and traditions that have been passed down for generations. I also highlight the country's culinary delights, from spicy curries to sweet desserts, and provide recommendations for the best places to try them. Of course, travel is a big part of experiencing Sri Lanka's beauty and charm, and I love sharing my favorite travel locations and hidden gems with readers. From the hill country of Ella to the historic city of Galle, I aim to showcase the best of what Sri Lanka has to offer. Thank you for joining me on this journey of discovery, and I hope my writing inspires you to explore the wonders of Sri Lanka for yourself.