Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

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 the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney?

January

Grevillea Masons's Hybrid
Hibiscus coccineus
Magnolia grandiflora 
Nelumbo nucifera 
Syzygium moorei 
Tabernaemontana cerifera

February

Brugmansia versicolor
Eucalyptus grandis
Gardenia thunbergia 
Wollemia nobilis
Plumaria rubra 

March

Backhousia citriodora
Breynia nivosa
Elaeocarpus grandis 
Eucalyptus grandis 
Tabernaemontana litoralis 

Tibouchina granulosa
Tibouchina mutabilis

April

Banksia spinulosa
Ceiba speciosa
Hibiscus schizopetalus
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys
Pittosporum rhombifolium 
Stenocarpus sinuatus

 

May

Banksia spinulosa
Begonia species & cultivars
Crategus x prunifolia
Elaeocarpus bancroftii
Eucalyptus caesia
Montanoa grandiflora
Pandanus aquaticus
Zelkova serrata

June

Aloe x winteri
Bauhinia x blakeana
Camellia 'Cleopatra'
Ensete ventricosum 
Idiospermum australiense 
Luculia pinceana 

July

Crescentia cujete
Hakea bakeriana 
Narcissus 'Earlicheer'
Osmanthus fragrans
Rhodoleia championii
Tetradenia riparia

August

Acacia pubescens 
Casimiroa edulis
Clivea miniata
Dracaena draco
Salvia africana
Strongylodon macrobotrys

September

Angiopteris evecta
Bartlettina sordida
Macadamia tetraphylla
Rhododendron veitchianum 
Schotia brachypetala

October

Alloxylon flammeum 
Chionanthus retusus
Duabanga grandiflora
Coffea arabica 
Darlingia ferruginea
Lilium longiflorum

November

Aleurites moluccana
Anetholea anisata
Callerya cinerea
Ceratopetalum apetalum
Erythrina crista-galli 'Hendersonii'
Punica granatum 
Schotia brachypetala
Sloanea australis
Toona ciliata

December

Amorphophallus bulbifer
Ceratopetalum gummiferum 
Corymbia ficifolia
Encephalartos altensteinii
Ficus sur

Magnolia grandiflora
Milletia grandis
Nelumbo nucifera
Syzygium jambos