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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ceanothus - Popular in Our Neighbourhood


One of the interesting things about moving into a new neighbourhood are the unexpected surprises as the seasons move on. We are well into spring and the Ceanothus, a tree or shrub native to North America is in full bloom. I had never seen them before and clearly they were popular when this neighbourhood was established in the 1980s.

Late winter and spring is actually the most colourful time of the year here, with geraniums, daisy's and roses in full bloom. Next up the glorious Jacarandas.

This tree is in our neighbours garden. I was looking at it last weekend. It was crawling with bees feeding up for honey making.
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26 comments:

Jayne said...

Also known as the Blue Pacific, we've got a monster in our backyard emitting a deafening humming from the squillions of bees who are worshipping the pollen ;)

Sean Jeating said...

A pleasure for my eyes.
Perhaps we should try to cultivate Ceanothus over here, too, and if it were for the bees.

Do you witness the same phenomenon like beekeepers in the northern hemisphere do? Up to estimated 60 per cent of the populations seem to have vanished without trace.

Colin Campbell said...

There were a lot on that tree. One of my colleagues is a bee keeper and says that his flock are healthy and busy making honey.

Sean Jeating said...

Good news from down under, Colin. Thanks.

Here this spring I could almost count the bees visiting our garden which in former years was an 'El Dorado' for bees.

jmb said...

These are one of my favourite shrubs and that is a stunning example. They do very well in this part of the world and since blue shrubs are rather rare they make quite a show in their season.

River said...

Now I know where all the bees are that visited my garden in previous years. Nice to know they've found such a heavenly haven. They've had to move on from here since hubby has managed to kill my lavender and cut the perennial basil to a leafless stump. I worry now that my fruit trees won't get properly pollinated. I've seen ONE bee.........

James Higham said...

I'll order one today.

BlissHill said...

A lot of bee hives have died this year, with the drought, and long cold winter. We lost one hive: just a big pile of dead bees from cold and hunger. I fed them up during autumn, but now regret I didn't continue. Other beekeepers are saying the same.

The tree is also known as a 'Blue Pacific', and we have about 8. They grow fast, which means they are short lived, and need pruning back after each flowering to encourage bushing out. The bees really love them.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what type of Ceonothus this is? I have a "Topaz", and have not planted it yet. It would be wonderful if it ended up looking like the one in your picture. However, as I'm in the UK, its habit may be somewhat different than those in Australia.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what type of Ceonothus this is? I have a "Topaz", and have not planted it yet. It would be wonderful if it ended up looking like the one in your picture. However, as I'm in the UK, its habit may be somewhat different than those in Australia.

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