This lovely eucalyptus tree catches my eye each time I drive past on the way from the shops daily. It has such brilliant colour with its spectacular yellow blooms, almost like waxy pom-poms. Not only are its flowers singing with colour but the gum nut cover or bright red operculum jump out in vibrant reds and orange in amongst the long slender green-grey leaves. On top of all that spectacular colour is added a swag of large bell like shaped gum nuts/
What a spectacular tree!
Botanical name Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Common name Illyarrie
Height 3 meters
Very popular with the rainbow lorikeets in the neighbourhood!