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Lillypilly: Street Trees

Lillypilly are another common and popular street tree of SE Qld.  They have glossy dark green leaves, red or pale green new growth and are suitable for hedging, topiary or specimen trees.

When flowering they can be hugely attractive to insects and I was alerted to the fact that one of ours was flowering, by the buzz of hundreds of bees.

Profuse lillypilly blossoms

One of the many bees going crazy

Lillypilly buds opening, tiny native stingless bee collecting nectar

See my former posts in the Street Trees series here:

Frangipani

Jacaranda, Poinciana and Ivory Curl trees

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This entry was written by lightswimming and published on March 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm. It’s filed under Street Trees and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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