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

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

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These days, you will notice a sudden burst of pink flowers around the Kandy city and that is because of this Sri Lankan Sakura. Actually this tree is known as “Tabebuia Rosea”. The birth country of this tree found as Southern Mexico, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Roberosiya is a type of Oaktree and it can found growing at the 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 is looks very stunning and within a few days, you can find pink flower carpet under the tree. And also there are no leaves in 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 be seen easily. Not to mention, the University of Peradeniya. It has the most number of Roberosiya trees in Kandy. However, if you get a chance to visit there, you will not regret even for a second!

University of Peradeniya
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However, there is no so much information about this flower in Sri Lanka on the Internet. Not to mention, this flower catches the eyes of the 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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Howdy, I’m Shamal. I’m a writer living in Sri Lanka. I am a fan of entrepreneurship, photography, and travel. I’m also interested in writing and yoga.

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