The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Scents of Summer

2013_01_13 011We only have a couple of these trees round the property, they have prickly, serrated, holly shaped leaves and the most amazing flower spikes.  The smell is wonderfully sweet, but the flowers only grow at the top of the trees, so you can’t actually reach the flower to sniff them close up.  They look like woolly sheep and are actually Woody Pear, a Protaceae related to Grevillia, Hakea and Banksia.

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