Ephemeral golden blossoms spotted in east Taiwan

Hualien’s famous golden trumpet tree blossom season has arrived

Golden trumpet trees originated in South America.

Golden trumpet trees originated in South America. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Golden trumpet trees have finally arrived in Hualien.

The peak blossoming season of golden trumpet trees in Taiwan is sudden, typically in March, and short-lived.

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So far, the yellow flowers have only been spotted in Hualien’s Juisui Township (瑞穗鄉), reported CNA. 

Local authorities said that over the last few years the trumpet trees have been popular tourist destinations this time of year, however the recent earthquake in the area has scared off visitors.  

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Presently there are around 300 golden trumpets in full bloom.