Pink-Flowering Gum by girlie

Pink-Flowering Gum

These beautiful eucalypts, the flowering gums, (Corymbia ficifolia) are flowering everywhere at the moment. They are tall trees, around 9 metres, and flower in white, yellow, red, pink, salmon, cream or orange shades. They are spectacular when covered in flowers. Their nectar attracts all sorts of parrots and their huge gumnuts, that follow the flowers, are also appealing to cockatoos. They are native to Western Australia but have been developed for garden-growing in the eastern states. They are my favourite native tree.
oh yes, I believe this is the same as my one - it's it wonderful :) lovely detail!
October 31st, 2018  
@koalagardens Thankyou. I had a beautiful one of these that I won in a raffle at my last house. The people who bought the house cut it down as soon as they moved in! The neighbourhood was outraged as it was a feature of the street. They planted two hydrangea bushes in its place...
October 31st, 2018  
@girlie how frustrating!
A big section of mine blew down in a storm a couple of years back and I was dismayed. Now you wouldn't know, it recovered brilliantly
October 31st, 2018  
I had one of these beauties in a previous garden, they are really stunning in full bloom :)
October 31st, 2018  
Fantastic flowers, wish I could have some in my garden :(
October 31st, 2018  
So beautiful and so vibrant!
October 31st, 2018  
Absolutely stunning. What sort of Philistine would cut down a tree as beautiful as this.
October 31st, 2018  
@onewing Totally agree, Babs.
October 31st, 2018  
Beautiful, I'd much rather have this than a couple of hydrangeas :)
October 31st, 2018  
Very beautiful.
October 31st, 2018  
Such a stunning capture and wonderful colour, fav!
October 31st, 2018  
Lovely flowers and close up shot. Fav!! 😀
October 31st, 2018  
Thanking you for follow and all lovely comments and favs
October 31st, 2018  
A beautiful image - and aren't these just the best gums. How lucky you are that they like your area.
October 31st, 2018  
I really didn't realise they were as beautiful as this!
October 31st, 2018  
Great shot of those beautiful flowers. Fav.
October 31st, 2018  
Such stunning flowers, great shot of them
November 1st, 2018  
So clear and full of texture.
November 1st, 2018  
Beautiful
November 1st, 2018  
A beautiful fav! :)
November 11th, 2018  
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