It is an attractive tree up to 30 metres tall featuring pink flowers without petals. The trunk is straight, grey and cylindrical, up to 75 cm in diameter. The tree flowers from November to February. The flowers are pink, almost without stalks, 3 to 4 cm in diameter. There are separate male and female flowers. The fruit is a hairy boat shaped follicle maturing from December to July, 7 to 20 cm long, containing up to 30 seeds, 9 mm long. Germination from fresh seed occurs without difficulty.
This is an unusual tree in Melbourne, however, it grows well and flowers prolifically. Perhaps it should be planted more as it is highly attractive and the flowers and seed pods are very beautiful.
This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.
|Clusters of large showy flowers are typical of this tree|
|Honeyeaters love the nectar of these flowers|
|The flowers are large and feel as though they are made of soft cloth|
|They fall down to the ground|
|...And will not wither for some days|
That is a gorgeous tree! I'd want one in my yard.ReplyDelete
Oh, a gorgeous tree it is indeed! And such exquisite, colorful blossoms! Superb captures as always Nick! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well!ReplyDelete
These blossoms are beautiful! What lovely shape and color they have.ReplyDelete
This tree blossoms look very strong as well as beautiful.ReplyDelete
This almost looks like our Indian fragipani flower trees.
What a fine post! «Louis» enjoyed seeing the flowers and the bird - nice capture.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! Great shots.ReplyDelete
Very nice photos.ReplyDelete
Regards and best wishes
Your first photo of these beautiful flowers is very artsy:) They must be very sturdy to keep from wilting for a few days!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful flowers and tree!!ReplyDelete
Never seen a tree like this one before.
Maybe I should relocate from Canada to Australia
especially on a cold and rainy day in February:)
Great shots and information I always appreciate.
Beautiful pictures / great blog.
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