Ivory Curl Flower Tree…Buckinghamia celsissima

ivory-curl-flower-1As usual for this time of year my Ivory Curl Flower TreeBuckinghamia celsissima – puts on the most magnificent display of flowers.

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ivory-curl-flower-tree-1Every year this tree gets bigger and it is pointed out that perhaps it should be pruned but at this time of year there is no way I would consider pruning it.

The masses of cream flowers against the vibrant green leaves – especially when set against the blue sky are just magnificent.  So unpruned it shall remain!!

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This tree is from the proteaceae family (same as grevilleas and waratahs) and you can see in the close-up of the flower the similarities.

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It is a common tree in northern NSW rainforests and is often used as street trees. The street trees are pruned to give a weeping top heavy display which is stunning but I prefer the tree to grow in my garden as it will with not a lot of intervention!

Ivory Curl Flower

3 thoughts on “Ivory Curl Flower Tree…Buckinghamia celsissima

    • Hi Robert
      The flowers get bees but not masses of them. it also attracts a lot of other small insects including butterflies and moths. The local lorikeets and small birds that feed on the insects will get in amongst the flowers as well. I must say it is a few years since I had a bee sting and it was never pleasant!

  1. Hi: I live on the far south coast of NSW, Australia. My Buck. Cel flowered magnificently last
    year, I pruned after flowers finished. This year only a couple but she is in magnificent condition. Growing well, glowing with health, but would love some flowers. April 3, 2013.

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