Hakeas: different species and how to grow them
Hakeas are an Australian native plant species and a part of the extensive Proteaceae family. There are over 140 species of hakea, with the majority occurring in the southwest of Western Australia. Learn more about hakeas and how to grow them.
APSKP Small Eucalypts
APS Keilor Plains Group is one of the regional group of APS - Victoria. The main aim is to study, preserve and promote indigenous flora and fauna from Keilor Plains area (Part of The Victorian Volcanic Plains), and the Australian Natives in general.
Buy EUCALYPTUS Baby Blue, Eucalyptus pulverulenta, seed
Specimen tree with attractive foliage that is often used in flower arrangements this smaller version of Eucalyptus pulverulenta grows to a maximum of 6 metres. Rounded glaucous blue aromatic leaves are crowded along the stems, turban shaped flower buds in groups of 3 in the leaf axils opening to prolific cream flowers in spring. Suitable for cold climates.
A beautiful tall shrub that attracts birds and grows on well drained soils in full sun. Broad linear green leaves with erect cylindrical, tapering racemes of red flowers borne in the axils of the leaves in winter. Closely related to H.multilineata and H coriacea(indeed it was not until 1973 that H francisiana and H multilineata were distinguished as 2 distinct species).
A Growing Delight
Every year Richard watches the Crab Apple trees come into bud, anticipating the beauty of these trees in full blossom. Worth waiting for, don't you think?
Scarlet banksia flowers, Banksia coccinea, Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia. anksia coccinea, commonly known as the Scarlet Banksia, Waratah Banksia or Albany Banksia, it is an erect shrub or small tree in the plant genus Banksia.
Scarlet banksia flowers, Banksia coccinea, Fitzgerald River National Park, Australia. anksia coccinea, commonly known as the Scarlet Banksia, Waratah Banksia or Albany Banksia, it is an erect shrub or small tree in the plant genus Banksia. by lolita on Indulgy.com
Eucalyptus macrocarpa is a very distinctive species having a mallee-type habit of growth and spectacular red flowers. There are two recognised subspecies; subsp macrocarpa is the most common form and is a small mallee of up to 4 metres in height while subsp. elachantha has a restricted occurrence south east of Geraldton. As a species native to relatively dry areas, best suited to cultivation in climates which have a dry summer. It has been observed growing and flowering in western Sydney.