Armidale District

APS Armidale Fact Sheet -
Blooming in June at Yallaroo

Text and images by Warren Sheather

June marks the beginning of winter. Even during this coldest time of the year there is still a range of native plants in bloom in the garden.

Acacia iteaphylla
Correa 'Little Cate'is a dense, spreading shrub with a height of 50 centimetres and a spread of 1.5 metres.
The leaves are ovate to broad ovate, up to 25 millimetres long and dark green.
Tubular flowers are bright pink and carried for many months.
Peak flowering occurs between April and July.

Corymbia maculata
Corymbia maculata(previously Eucalyptus maculata), the Spotted Gum, is a beautiful medium to tall tree usually with a solitary trunk.
The bark is smooth, cream to dark grey or bluish and has a spotted or blotched appearance.
Flowers are two centimetres in diameter, white, fragrant and carried in clusters of three to five.
Flowering occurs between May and September.
The gum nuts are large and barrel shaped.

Grevillea 'Bon Accord'
Grevillea 'Bon Accord'(sometimes called Bonfire) will reach a height of two metres.
In coastal areas plants may reach a height of five metres.
Large clusters of waxy red flowers are carried above the foliage from early spring to late summer.
Sporadic flowering occurs at other times. Narrow leaves are finely divided with bronze new growth.
Blooms are constantly attended by honeyeaters.

Hakea pycnoneura
Hakea pycnoneura is a rounded shrub that reaches a height of two metres by the same width.
The leaves are linear and up to 15 centimetres long with prominent veins. They tend to be greyish with silky hairs.
Purplish buds open with purplish-pink perianths and long cream styles.
Blooms are fragrant.
Flowering occurs between May and August.

Hakea verrucosa
Hakea verrucosa is a tall, upright, very prickly shrub from Western Australian.
Juvenile flower clusters are pink then age to red.
Blooms are carried on old wood and are rich in nectar.
Flowering occurs between May and August.
Flowers are followed by warty fruits with woody horns at the tip.