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.
A Growing Delight
The idle comments of a passionate Australian gardener, whose 'Growing Delight' is sharing the everyday bits'n'pieces with other lovers of gardening, and through photography, the beauty of the Australian landscape.
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
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).
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.