Sunday, November 22, 2015

Crows Ash in Flower

Flindersia australis
FAMILY: RUTACEAE
November is Flindersia flowering time.


Sometimes the flowers are discreetly tucked among the leaves.




Sometimes the November flowering is accompanied by a partial leaf-drop.




But never before have I seen such a complete, spectacular leaf-drop as the trees have had this year in Redwood Park.
 
 

Meanwhile, the capsules which have been hanging on the trees for almost a year, are ripening fast.

 

Now is the time to collect the seed, if you’d like to make more of these lovely trees. The seed is very easy to grow if you plant it very fresh.






1 comment:

Julie-anne Williams said...

Can you please tell me how old a crows ash is before it flowers? We have a 30 year old tree that has never flowered.thankyou.