Ficus macrophylla. Morton Bay Fig.
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Ficus macrophylla

May 26, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Ficus.  species: macrophylla. Family: MORACEAE. Common Name: Morton Bay Fig, Australian Banyan. Etymology: Ficus: Latin meaning fig tree. macrophylla: with large leaves. Origin: Naturally occurring from Illawarra region of NSW to Far North Queensland, Australia and Lord Howe Island.   Description: Huge banyan tree usually […]

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017Silver Winner in Show Garden Category 'Legacies' by Tree and Shrub Growers Victoria
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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017

May 16, 2017 Simon 0

  We recently made a trip to Melbourne (I know that is not surprising because we go there all the time) but on this occasion was nicely timed it to coincide with the ‘Melbourne International […]

Eucalyptus sideroxylon, Red Ironbark, Mugga Ironbark
Plant Identification (A to Z of plants)

Eucalyptus sideroxylon

May 2, 2017 Simon 0

Genus: Eucalyptus. species: sideroxylon. Family: MYRTACEAE Common Name: Red Ironbark, Mugga Ironbark, Mugga.  Etymology: Eucalyptus: Named in 1788 by French botanist Charles Louis L’héritier de Brutelle from Greek eu ‘well’ and kalyptos ‘covered’ referring to the covering on the bud.  sideroxylon: from the Greek words […]