SOUTHERN BLUE GUM (Eucalyptus globulus) ??

I’ve been so busy watering the southern end of my Balcony Garden, where my herbs and veggies are as far as possible from the Air-conditioning outlet’s hot blast of air, I hadn’t noticed the Eucalyptus tree in front of the fence rail had some frothy new flower blooms.

Since Eucalyptus is a genus of over seven hundred species of flowering trees, shrubs or mallees in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, I’m going to guess and say my Gum tree is a Southern Blue Gum.

The flower is really pretty.

There are  7-8 of these small young trees in a row in front of my apartment block on the northern end and they have grown approximately 5 feet in the 3 1/2 years I’ve lived here.   My tree has grown broad and slightly lower than the others and from the regular noise from the thick foliage, I suspect it is home to a few avian creatures.

I rarely see a bird in the thick foliage although regular long-time followers may remember I photographed a tiny New Holland Honeyeater chick 2 years ago towards the end of December.

Please let me know in the comments section if I have the wrong tree species name.