Trees

Category of trees grown in gardens in Brisbane, Australia

Tulipwood

Harpullia pendula Family: Sapinsaceae       Origin: Tropical and sub-tropical eastern Australia A popular garden and urban tree, Tulipwood is a beautiful, native, hardy, and well-behaved small tree that suits landscapes well. It’s commonly used along urban coastal roads, as its toughness helps it to thrive in salty areas along ocean shores and in the …

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African Tulip flowers kill Australian native bees.

African Tulip

Spathodea campanulata Family: Bignoniaceae           Origin: Native to the tropical, dry forests of Western Africa. With their flaming red flowers, African Tulips Trees have been popularly used as ornamental plants, decorating the suburban streets and gardens of Australia’s tropical and subtropical regions. However, they have become a serious, invasive threat in Northern …

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close-up of yellow leopard tree flowers

Leopard Tree

Libidibia ferrea formerly Caesalpinia ferrea Family: Fabaceae Origin: Native to Brazil and Bolivia, South America A large, semi-deciduous tree, the Leopard Tree can be pruned to a size suitable for suburban streets. This feature, its ornamental floral and autumn leaf display plus its hardiness in drought and frost conditions have seen the tree used by …

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close-up of a poinciana flower

Poinciana

Delonix regia Family:     Fabaceae   Origin: Poincianas are native to Madagascar The common name Poinciana comes from the tree originally being placed in the genus of the same name. It has also been called flamboyant and, along with many other trees, flame tree. It has become naturalised in many countries into which it has …

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A flowering Jacaranda in Brisbane

Jacaranda

Jacaranda mimosafolia Family: Bignoniaceae          Origin: South America While Jacaranda is the name of a genus of 49 species of trees and shrubs, in Brisbane Jacaranda usually refers to Jacaranda mimosafolia. They have been grown in Brisbane since popularized by the original botanic gardens in the 1800’s. Goodna even has an annual Jacaranda …

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