Located along the Science Research Centre, the Pomelo tree, like most of the species in the citrus family, has fragrant white blossoms. It is, in fact, the largest of all citrus fruits. In the past, there used to be 2 Pomelos planted in the SRC compound, and 3 more grown in High School. However, due to difficulties in cultivating the Pomelo, this has become the only one left within the school campus today. Nonetheless, viable fruits can still be produced as the flowers of most citrus trees are self-pollinating.
Eugenia Eugenia oleina
Many of the Eugeniahave been propagated, cloned and generously donated by our school alumnus Mr Mak Chin On, who is an expert in horticulture and plant propagation. After several years growing multiple generations of them, Mr Mak was able to successfully cultivate Eugenia with deep liver-red leaves that are seen in abundance in our school today. Numerous shrubs of both orange-red and liver-red Eugenia line the side of Tan Kah Kee Drive, acting as ornamental foliage, alongside the lipstick palms and bougainvilleas in the same row. These plants are pruned regularly by our school gardeners into dome-shapes, showcasing a fresh layer of red leaves after every trim. They certainly add on to the rich diversity of the plants and vibrant mixture of colours displayed along the driveway! Its larger companions stand in the SRC, with the shorter pomelo tree in between them. These slow growing trees were, in fact, planted just when the SRC was first built. The trees here may look very different from those along the road, but one can ascertain they are of the same species after observing the red leaves on the surface of its canopy.