Ready for Christmas, this Corymbia ficifolia (gum) flowers a glowing red.
The tree is over 40 years old, but hasn’t grown very tall, so close-ups and enjoyment of the beautiful blossoms is easy.
By contrast, at my back door is an infant lemon myrtle gum, which is showing a soft blossom that is faintly honey-scented.
The leaves are considered medicinal by indigenous Australians and I love adding them, chopped, to my Anzac biscuits.
If you love seeing different flowers, you’ll see more in Cee’s FOTD.