03-05-2018 - About Eucalyptus

Plants flowering in Quinta de S. Francisco

Plants flowering in Quinta de S. Francisco
Although plants in Quinta de S. Francisco keep flowering throughout the year, it´s no surprise that the major flowering period is Spring. In most plants, the flowering process starts with the decrease in the duration of the night period, while for others this process is activated by the cumulative increase of the temperatures associated with this season. In Quinta de S. Francisco there are several plant species blossoming at this time. Among these, many Eucalypts species are worth mentioning, such as silver peppermint (E. tenuiramis), Risdon peppermint (E. risdonii), red box (E. polyanthemos), honey box (E. melliodora), swamp mahogany (E. robusta) and also the lemon-scented gum (Corymbia citriodora).


Flowers of Eucalyptus tenuiramis (top left), Eucalyptus risdonii (top right), Wisteria sinensis (bottom left) and Cercis siliquastrum (bottom right)
Besides eucalyptus, many other species such as the English oak (Quercus robur), Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum), wild cherry (Prunus avium) and acacias (Acacia dealbata, A. longifolia, A. melanoxylon), can be observed flowering in Quinta de S. Francisco. Visit us and see by yourself our colourful Spring.
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