Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian Botanic Garden




See what’s blooming this month!

Each month our volunteer guides bring you the best of what's happening in our gardens. Find out which plants are blooming or are in the peak of their season for you to view.

Elaeocarpus bancroftii 3 Photo: Marianne Cannon

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Elaeocarpus bancroftii
Johnstone River almond, Kuranda quandong

Etymology
Genus: Elaeocarpus — From the Greek word elaia, meaning ‘olive’ and karpos, meaning ‘fruit’.
Species: bancroftii — named after Dr Joseph Bancroft (1836-94) who settled in Queensland in 1864.

Description
Grows to 10–30 metres with a spreading canopy. Leaves large, mid-green ovate leathery, turning bright red to scarlet in colour as they age before falling.

For more information on this variety, please open our detailed PDF 

We have so many more plants in bloom this month in Sydney, open our Must See PDF and take a tour of the garden. 

Neolitsea dealbata

Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Neolitsea dealbata
Hairy-leaved bollygum, White bollygum

Etymology
Genus: Neolitsea — From Greek, neos, meaning ‘new’, and Litsea which is a similar looking species.
Species: dealbata — From Latin, dealbatus, meaning ‘whitewashed’ referring to the white undersurface of the leaf.

Information
A common understorey species of rainforests, stream banks and moist areas in open forests. It often colonises disturbed sites and is a typical component of rainforest regrowth.

For more information on this variety, please open our detailed PDF 


Chrysanthemum ‘Garden Queen’ 3

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Chrysanthemum ‘Garden Queen’ 
Mums, chrysanths or chrysies

Etymology
Genus: Chrysanthemum — from the Greek, chrysos, meaning ‘gold’ and anthemon, meaning ‘flower’.

Description
A sub-shrub to shrub with alternately arranged, dissected leaves and daisy-like flowers with either a distinct ‘button’ centre or a cluster of tight to loose petals.

For more information on this variety, please open our detailed PDF


 

 What else is in bloom at Mount Annan?

 January

Backhousia citriodora
Banksia serrata 
Eucalyptus tereticornis 
Flindersia brayleyana
Leucophyta brownii
Persoonia pinifolia
Philydrum lanuginosum 
Pongamia pinnata
Rhodanthe anthemoides
Scaevola 'Aussie Salute'
Scaevola aemula 'Purple Fanfare

February

Agathis atropurpurea
Araucaria bidwillii 
Buckinghamia celsissima 

Bursaria spinosa
Casuarina glauca (prostrate)
Chrysocephalum apiculatum Yellow Buttons
Citrus australasica
Commersonia bartramia
Eucalyptus pulverulenta 
Hernandia bivalvis
Ptilotus exaltatus 


March

Banksia aemula 
Banksia hookeriana x prionotes

Callistemon sp. (Injune)
Commersonia bartramia
Crowea exalata
Eugenia reinwardtiana 

Gomphrena canescens
Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream'
Melicope elleryana
Syzygium pseudofastigiatum
Tylophora benthamii 


April

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Calotis lappulacea
Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Ficus superba var. henneana
Grevillea lanigera
Grevillea species
Grevillea wickhamii subsp. aprica
Lambertia formosa
Melaleuca lateritia
Prostanthera densa
Sterculia quadrifida
Westringia species: hedges
Wollemia nobilis

May

Banksia 'Giant Candles'
Banksia spinulosa
Eucalyptus caesia subsp. magna 
Eucalyptus sideroxylon 'Fawcett's Pink'
Grevillea nudiflora
Leionema sp. 'Colo River'
Pisonia umbellifera
Scaevola albida
Themeda triandra
Neolitsea dealbata

June

Brachyscomes
Cycas platyphylla
Grevillea spp.
Hibiscus insularis 
Melia azedarach 
Podocarpus elatus
Thryptomene denticulata
Xanthorrhoea johnsonii 
Xerochrysum bracteatum 

July

Acacia amblygona Winter Gold
Acacia terminalis
Banksia ericifolia subsp. macrantha
Banksia ericifolia White-flowered form
Banksia 'Roller Coaster'
Callitris baileyi 
Cyathea cooperi
Cycads
Epacris reclinata 
Grevillea tetragonoloba
Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Senna artemisioides ssp. x sturtii 

August

Acacia 'Annan Gold'
Acacia crassa subsp. crassa
Acacia chinchillensis 
Acacia macradenia
Acacia pubescens 
Acacia pustula
Acacia semilunata 
Alyogyne 'West Coast Gem'
Grevillea biternata
Grevillea rhyolitica subsp. rhyolitica
Hakea invaginata 
Kennedia rubicunda

September

Acacia fimbriata dwarf
Acacia leprosa ‘Scarlet Blaze’
Banksia blechnifolia 
Chorizema cordatum 
Grevillea speciosa
Macadamia ternifolia 
Pandorea 'Ruby Belle'
Prostanthera rotundifolia
Rhodanthe chlorocephala
Syzygium alliiligneum 

October

Actinotus helianthi 
Ajuga australis
Clematis glycinoides
Doryanthes palmeri
Hakea archaeoides 
Podolepis jaceoides
Pycnosorus globosus 
Ranunculus lappaceus
Telopea speciosissima 
Telopea speciosissima x oreades 

 

November

Alloxylon pinnatum
Angiopteris evecta 
Banksia grandis 
Brachychiton 'Griffith Pink'
Callistemon flavovirens
Hymenosporum flavum
Myrsine richmondensis
Perennial beds
Ranunculus lappaceus

December

Alloxylon flammeum
Araucaria cunninghamii
Austromyrtus dulcis
 
Banksia nutans var. nutans
Bauhinia hookeri 
Brachychiton bidwillii
Brachychiton 'Clarabelle' 
Erythrina numerosa
Eucalyptus tereticornis
Eupomatia laurina