Hanbury Botanical Gardens Part II: Citrus and Acacia Trees (and an Albizia)

We love living among the trees here at Hanbury Botanical Gardens. Here are some photos of some of the many Citrus and Acacias, plus an Albizia. We’ve been eating the Citrus, not all of them taste sweet…, and helping the seed laboratory here to collect and clean the Acacia seeds. Happy Days!

Botanical walks in the Citrus Groves. Beware the mosquitoes, the large cobwebs and the sticky white fluff which are pests called Metcalfa pruinosa (Citrus Flatid Planthopper!).
Botanical walks in the Citrus Groves. Beware the mosquitoes, the large cobwebs and the sticky white fluff which are pests called Metcalfa pruinosa (Citrus Flatid Planthopper!).

 

My favourite Citrus trees are in this collage: the horn-shaped Bitter Orange and the heady scented Kaffir Lime.
My favourite Citrus trees are in this collage: the horn-shaped Bitter Orange and the heady scented Kaffir Lime.

 

I've heard that some of the labels on the Citrus trees are wrong. Let me know if you know!
I’ve heard that some of the labels on the Citrus trees are wrong. Let me know if you know!

 

The velvety Acacia x hanburyana (Sir Thomas Hanbury's Mimosa) and Acacia podalyriifolia (Queensland Silver Wattle), with the gorgeous white puff ball flowers of Albizia amara.
The velvety Acacia x hanburyana (Sir Thomas Hanbury’s Mimosa) and Acacia podalyriifolia (Queensland Silver Wattle), with the gorgeous white puff ball flowers of Albizia amara.

 

The 2 huge trees of the yellow-flowered Acacia karroo, formerly known as A. horrida, with the long and curly seedpods of A. julifera and the box of beautiful A. cyclops (Coastal Wattle) seeds on display in the Hanbury Botanical Gardens' seed laboratory.
The 2 huge trees of the yellow-flowered Acacia karroo, formerly known as A. horrida, with the long and curly seedpods of A. julifera and the box of beautiful A. cyclops (Coastal Wattle) seeds on display in the Hanbury Botanical Gardens’ seed laboratory.

 

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