A woollybutt by any other name… January 29, 2012Posted by broomegirl in Uncategorized.
Tags: eucalyptus Miniata woollybutt orange flowers
trackback After many years, and a towering tree, our Eucalyptus Miniata has finally flowered. The fireworks-brilliance of the flowers are tremendous against the grey greens of the leaves. It’s got curly crisp bark on the lower half which smooths off to a slender white trunk. The parrots love it and so do native bees. Manowan is its Bardi name. We planted this tree about 8 years ago, a seedling from Max at 12 Mile. They seem to flower at any time during the Dry, up the Gibb River Road and always look magnificent in bloom. Pity it has such an unattractive common name of Woollybutt!