Known locally as Penang’s “sakura”, these cherry blossoms are Tecoma trees that produce flowers in white and pink colors. The flowers usually bloom during the dry season of the year, such as during February-April or in June-July period. These trees can be found at the Bayan Baru area in Bayan Lepas on the island side and Jalan Raja Uda area on the mainland side.
The Tabebuia Rosea, Pink Tecoma, Rosy Trumpet Tree or commonly known by the locals here as Penang Sakura / Cherry Blossoms will be in full bloom again throughout the month of March till April (at times, till early May as well). The trees are planted in various parts of Penang, and if one is lucky, will be able to see the fully bloomed beautiful trees.