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.

Luculia pinceana

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Luculia pinceana 
Pince’s luculia 

Etymology
Luculia: the Latinised form of the Nepalese name, Luculi Swa
Pinceana: named for Mr Pince, who raised the plant from seed in England.

Description
A branching and woody large, lush, evergreen shrub  growing to 2 metres high ; the leaves are elliptical, deep-green and prominently veined.. The flowers are arranged in open terminal umbels or corymbs, are tubular, pink, heavily scented, and vary in size from 10-20cm long; there are  5 spreading petals.

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. 

Grevillea 'Honey Barbara'

Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Grevillea 
Grevillea cultivars 

Etymology
Genus: After Charles Francis Greville, 1749-1809, co-founder of the Horticultural Society, London, now the Royal Horticultural Society.

Distribution
Grevillea species are found predominantly Australia, with a few species in New Caledonia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

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


Eucalyptus boliviana

 Photo: Jan Allen

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Eucalyptus boliviana
Bolivia Hill stringybark

Etymology
Genus: Eucalyptus - From Greek, eu, well and calyptos, covered referring to the cap which covers the developing flowers.
Species: boliviana – commemorates Bolivia Hill, where this species was first reported. The area was occupied in 1840 by Edward Hurry who had lived in Bolivia in South America and was struck by the likeness of the areas.

Description
A small stringybark tree to 12 m. in height though sometimes a multi-stemmed mallee to only 5 m. Branchlets are 4-angled and glaucous. The leaves, dull green when young, become bluish-green and then glossy green with age. Flowers, in clusters of up to seven, form large, tightly clustered gumnuts. 

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 cultivars 
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