My favourite gum has got to be Angophora costata. I love the way the greyish bark peels off to reveal the coral coloured trunk once a year (yes I know it's messy but the change is beautiful). And it's twisted limbs give it great shape and it flowers around the same time. In the wild the tree grows over the top of huge sandstone boulders looking like they have melted, alas I have not got a photo of that. It's a beauty tell me what you think.
|Angophora costata (or Sydney red gum) grow up to a height of 15-25m|
|The old bark peels off to highlight it's beautiful orangey new bark|
|The white flowers are on mass and bring feeds bees and birds for miles around|
|The capsules (seed holder) have distinct ribs which separate them from Eucalyptus sp.|
|The number of flannel flowers tend to increase in spring after bushfires have been through|
|Not a great deal like the carrot family|
|The bouganvillea in the garden behind also amazing in colour|