Still in Bloom: Western Australian Red-flowering Gums

11 Jan
Western Australian Red-flowering Gum

Western Australian Red-flowering Gum

I really love these trees! They’re becoming more common in Sydney as more and more people are captivated by their beautiful colours and form. They’re often grown in front gardens, and sometimes as street trees. The owner of a most magnificent specimen told me of the difficulty he had in persuading the local authorities to give him permission to plant one in the nature strip. Thanks goodness he won the battle!


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14 Responses to “Still in Bloom: Western Australian Red-flowering Gums”

  1. aoteamedia January 11, 2015 at 7:56 am #


  2. Linda Visman - wangiwriter January 11, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    I love them and we have planted one in our yard. I think it may be a while before we see it bloom though.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 11, 2015 at 10:13 am #

      I would plant one if I had room, Linda. They are so beautiful, and well worth the wait! I look forward to seeing photos of your when it matures. 🙂

  3. davidprosser January 11, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    It’s a beauty. I bet the flowers look fantastic when dried and used in a vase with fresh flowers.
    xxx Ginormous Hugs Margaret xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 11, 2015 at 10:14 am #

      They are lovely flowers, David. There are a few different shades of red available, too. 🙂
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  4. Julie Sopetrán January 11, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    They are so beautiful! I love them. Beautiful picture.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 11, 2015 at 10:58 am #

      Thanks, Julie! Sometimes I see Rainbow Lorikeets in these trees, too. What a wonderful sight!

  5. Kamila Pala January 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    Thanks for interesting text and beautiful photo 🙂 ! Have a nice Sunday. Kamila

  6. Crooked Tracks January 11, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    Wow, beautiful, do the flowers have a lot of fragrance?

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp January 12, 2015 at 5:23 am #

      I guess not. I haven’t noticed it: not like the Frangipannis 🙂 But the birds love them… 🙂

  7. photographyartplus January 12, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    Beautiful color 🙂

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