Corymbia hybrid ‘Summer Snow’ – Flowering Gum

A large shrub to small tree, it has beautiful trusses of creamy white gum blossoms in the warmer months of the year. With large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage, it is a handsome plant even when not in flower. In flower, it will be a magnet for parrots and other nectar lovers. Prefers a well drained soil in a sunny position. Needs protection from frost for a few years while establishing, but can take frost as it matures. Summer Snow is a hybrid of Corymbia ficifolia and Corymbia ptychocarpa, which makes it more hardy in humid areas.

Scientific Name:Corymbia hybrid
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Flowering Gum
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:5 ~ 7 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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