These trees seem to be in full blossom right now. They bear pale yellow colour flowers and draw a lot of bees to them.

I have not seen these kind of tree before. What is its scientific and common names?

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Unfortunately I have not visited the place since so I can only add an enlarged portion of the original shot as an additional information

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    can you get a closeup photo of the flowers and foliage please? The ones you've posted don't magnify well - detail cannot be seen.
    – Bamboo
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 1:07
  • Unfortunately I have not visited the place since, so I added an enlarged portion of the original shot. If it did not help, i will take another one Dec this year. Commented Feb 28, 2019 at 23:46
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    Can't be sure, but possibly either a Melaleuca or a Callistemon variety; the leaves don't look particularly like either though, they seem to be somewhat too small for either of these from the fuzzy image you've posted...
    – Bamboo
    Commented Mar 1, 2019 at 0:08
  • anpsa.org.au/c-sali.html has a nice close-up picture of Callistemon salignus (syn. Melaleuca salicina) showing very thin, almost needle-like leaves. They say it is also called "Willow Bottlebrush".
    – Lorel C.
    Commented Mar 31, 2019 at 15:37

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From these pictures alone (please tell us where in the world these trees were!), my best guess is Melaleuca alternifolia, the narrow-leaved paperbark (tea tree). The characteristics that suggest this include:

  • Rough, peeling texture of the bark
  • Bristle-like, dense evergreen leaves
  • Long white inflorescences, many pointing upward rather than hanging down.

Though you could have uploaded better quality images, still from what i can tell, they might be buckinghamia trees. The spikey look along with the colour and the tubular shape of the flowers resemble alot to the flowers you'll find on a buckinghamia tree when its in bloom.

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    I think the inflorescence shape is very similar to buckinghamia trees, but the bark on the trees in this post has a completely different texture.
    – OllieVet
    Commented Mar 7 at 13:25

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