King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa By Frans Lanting on photoshelter.

Eucalyptus flower-bud opening-up - The Cap / Lid coming-off!

Mottlecah, Eucalyptus Macrocarpa, is a mallee Eucalyptus that is native to the south-west of Western Australia and noted for its large, spectacular flowers. Image by Peter Nydegger.

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Inflorescence of Banksia. These Australian wildflowers are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads. Banksia flowers are usually a shade of yellow, but orange, red, pink and even violet flowers also occur.

One of our favourite native plants. Aussie grown, Aussie made! Yes, the banksia.

A wide variety of plants will be available at the Arboretum Fall Plant Sale, including Australian banksias and other members of the protea family, as well as native succulents such as Dudleya viscida.

Eucalyptus macrocarpa flowers

Eucalyptus Macrocarpa - Rose of the West, a favourite, hardy, bird-friendly Australian native species aka red flowering gum.

Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Red Ironbark Eucalyptus sideroxylon

RED IRONBARK Eucalyptus sideroxylon which looks decidely PINK! Gill's comment, it's the timber that is red!


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Hakea laurina, Australian plant

Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock

Spring is round the corner.     Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring.    Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Red and yellow flowers from a mature "Silver Princess" gum

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Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Another ground cover flowering plant that does well in Australian climates, and is also good for allergy sufferers.

A wide variety of plants will be available at the Arboretum Fall Plant Sale, including Australian banksias and other members of the protea family, as well as native succulents such as Dudleya viscida.

Eucalyptus Flower

Mottlecah, Eucalyptus Macrocarpa, is a mallee Eucalyptus that is native to the south-west of Western Australia and noted for its large, spectacular flowers. Image by Peter Nydegger.

Foxglove Flower

Foxglove bears tall, dramatic spikes of tubular flowers with speckled throats. Foxglove blooms in midsummer and adds elegance to a perennial border, woodland area, or shade garden.

Kwiaty baobau / Baobab flowers

Beautiful Baobab flower ~ rarely seen. Baobab Flower - Baobab also known as ‘The Tree of Life’ is an extraordinary African tree.

Blakea gracilis seed pods..

Unusual flowering tree/bush -- The Botanical name is Melastomataceae Blakea Gracilis

Geissorhiza radians from Africa and commonly called Wine Cup Iris

Geissorhiza - radians, a delightful rare gem from South Africa. Known as the "Wine Cup" Iris.

Rare Mexican Dagwood tree

I so need to plant some cornus trees this is awesome.'Magic Dogwood' - Cornus florida subspecies urbiniana - is a rare Mexican version of the common American Dogwood tree.

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