Red Box (E. pol.) is an early to mid spring
flowering species usually Sept to Oct and may be worth watching then while
Blakely's Red Gum (E. blakelyi) flowers late spring to early summer Nov - Dec
and Yellow Box (E. mell.) is a summer flowerer Dec - Jan generally. However
I have seen two large Yellow Box trees flower in July on the north side of
Gossan Hill near Bruce years ago. I don't think anyone knows what triggers such
odd flowering but it would certainly help passage migrants e g Swifties and
stragglers and Sugar Gliders.
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