Plant These Beautiful Trees in Your Backyard this World Environment Day


Planting and growing a tree is one of the most powerful ways to deal with climate change. Though it’s not the only way, it is the most important way. Besides, anyone – anywhere – can plant a tree without much effort or a horticulture degree. With World Environment Day drawing near (5th June), the least we could do for our Earth is to at least plant a tree in the spaces within our reach. Ergo, what could be the place better than your backyard! If you have space in your garden, here are a few recommendations for plants on Environment Day. Plant these trees and bring home an extra dose of greenery and freshness.

Frangipani Tree

Frangipani, Plumeria, Flower, Blossom

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An exotic and unusual beauty, nothing gives out those tropical feelings like the Frangipani. Featuring large leaves and bright yellow, pink & white blooms, this backyard beauty is pretty adaptable. It also gives out a strong, delightful fragrance that will make you feel like in heaven. In fact, its blooms are among the most fragrant flowers in the world. The best part about them is that they require little maintenance on your part.

Mother’s Tongue

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Mother’s Tongue or Albizia Lebbeck is a pretty flowering tree that you can consider planting this World Environment Day. Decked with round, fluffy flowers and dark, dense leaves, Mother’s Tongue can grow up to 30 meters tall. In some cultures, this backyard beauty is even utilised to treat cough, flu and lung-related problems. Moreover, due to its high level of drought resistance and salt tolerance, it’s the ideal outdoor plant for Dubai’s gardens.

Date Palm Tree

Africa, Agriculture, Background, Beach

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The next one on our list of plants to plant on Environment Day is the Date Palm tree. It thrives in a warm dry or humid climate. This flowering tree even produces sweet edible fruits called Dates. Since this tree can grow up to 75 feet tall, be mindful before you start harvesting it.

Flame Tree

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Also known as Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree or Fire Tree, the Flame tree is a tropical tree that bears a cluster of large, golden/red/crimson blossoms from the spring season through summer. This flamboyant flame tree gives respite from the heat by providing welcome shade and soothes the eyes with its pleasant hues. It is a favourite of those planning to maintain a pretty garden. Last but not the least, this beauty performs well in large and open spaces that are exposed to full sunlight.

Damas Tree

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The Conocarpus lancifolius, or Damas tree, is a fast-growing tree that can survive even the immense heat and drought. Though they are dense, beautiful and fast-growing tree which remains green all year round, they emit an unpleasant smell and the roots can penetrate deep into the ground. Therefore, it is recommended to be mindful when planting them.

Bougainvillaea Tree

Bougainvillea, Evergreens, Nyctaginaceae

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Nothing adds more charm and beauty to one’s place than brightly-coloured Bougainvillaea vines, making their way up to the walls and fences systematically. Bougainvillaea is among the most gorgeous and low maintenance plants that should not be missed out on when considering plants to plant on World Environment Day. Besides, this tree is sun-lover and therefore, perfect for indoors in the UAE.

Yellow Trumpet Flower

Yellow Daffodil

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Known for its bright and striking yellow trumpet-shaped flowers, the Yellow trumpetbush is an evergreen tree that can bloom all year long in regions with a warmer climate. What’s more is that its cluster of blooms is attractive, pleasantly fragrant and attracts hummingbirds, bees & butterflies. It magnifies the beauty of the space it is planted in.

Washingtonia Robusta Palm

Plants on Environment Day

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Washingtonia Robusta (or Mexican Fan Palm) is an evergreen palm that belongs to the Arecaceae family. Its trunk can stretch up to as long as 100 feet and it features a round, dense crown of fan-shaped bright green leaves. The tree is easy to grow and is even wind and drought. This tree is no less than an architectural palm that will look best if you have a big lawn or garden.

The purpose of observing World Environment Day is to raise awareness around paying immediate attention to environmental issues. The more trees we plant, the faster we will be able to heal mother Earth. Rest, you can place an order for these lovely green buddies easily from any of the plant shop in the UAE. Also, while deciding on growing plants on Environment Day, make sure you choose the native ones to be able to nurture them properly.

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A creative person by heart and presently working with FNP as a content curator, Anushka has 4+ years of experience in content writing, editing and marketing. She loves designing for her writing pieces and is skilled at writing a multitude of genres including narrative, fiction, poetry, fantasy and short story. When not working, she can be usually found watching anime or framing random story plots in her head.

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