Waxflowers now on show

  Winter in Melbourne is not all bare branched exotics and swathes of damp green foliage. Wandering around Victoria’s streets and gardens, you may have noticed a native small to medium shrub covered in small star-shaped pink and white flowers. This is the Long Leaf Waxflower, Philotheca myoporoides (formerly known as Eriostemon myoporoides), a member[…]

Luculia is a winter wonder

  One of the stars of Melbourne gardens in winter is Luculia gratissima, an evergreen shrub/small tree from the lower Himalayas  and southern Asia. The perfumed clusters of pink-white flowers appear from autumn to mid-winter.  On fine winter days, their vanilla-sweet scent is a particular joy. Take a stroll down Monash Rd at the University of Melbourne[…]