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Author Topic: What gum is flowering in SE QLD at the moment?  (Read 685 times)
bernsad
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« on: November 23, 2012, 10:12:55 PM »

G'day to the Sunshine State.

I was in SEQ 2 weeks ago and I saw a gum (eucalypt) flowering and I'm wondering what it is. It was flowering 2 weeks ago at least, the flowers are large, creamy white clusters, not prolific but certainly noticeable. The trees had a rather open habit with a rounded crown. The ones I saw were from 20-40 feet tall perhaps. Ring any bells? Sorry, didn't get any photos.

On a side note, I was amazed at how many people have hives around there. Either I saw hives around or signs advertising honey seemingly all over the place. My wife just started rolling her eyes and hoping I wouldn't spot the honey sign by the side of the road as we were driving around. To be fair, I only brought home 2 jars but I did have fun pointing out all the potential stops to her. grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 08:21:20 PM »

I'm new here - first post - probably Euc Toreliana ( Cadagi) fantastic looking tree and a good producer. A few issues reported re native bees. Check before planting
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 08:39:55 PM »

Hey, good work max2, that could be it, thanks.

What issues does it pose for native bees?

Welcome to the forum too.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 12:11:18 AM »

Apparently the native bees collect the seeds which are sticky and block the entrance. The jury is still out on this one as the native bees up north ( where the tree comes from) don't seem to have a problem. If you Google the name you will find a few papers on it - some very passionate ( as in " ban honey bees")

I tried to introduce myself but have no idea how to do this on this forum? Any clues to  an computer illiterate?
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 12:24:43 AM »

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