Another ground cover flowering plant that does well in Australian climates, and is also good for allergy sufferers.

Banksia ~These Australian wildflowers and popular garden plants are easily recognized by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads.

Common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - Tiny, tubular, 5 lobed, fragrant white flowers appear in dense, spherical, long-stalked flower heads. Long, projecting styles give the flower heads a distinctively pincushion-like appearance.

Buttonbush blooms in July & August. Just picked up my free sapling from Shaw Park's Arbor Day celebration!

Spring is round the corner.     Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring.    Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Would love a flowing gum in the yard somewhere! Ornamental weeping gum with white trunk and large red flowers that are produced in spring. Flowers from a mature "Silver Princess".

Blossoms #floweringgum

Gum blossom from a Eucalyptus tree. Photo taken in New South Wales in a town called Benanne in Australia.

native Australian flower - commonly called bottlebrush - loved by all nectar loving birds. My street is lined with these.

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