Ceratopetalum gummiferum ‘Alberys Red’ – NSW Christmas Bush

An outstanding form of NSW Christmas Bush with very bright red flowers on a compact large shrub to small tree. Prune about 30% off straight after flowering for best results. A great feature plant and cut flower. Tolerates light frosts and some dry spells. Grow in a sunny spot to part shade, needs well drained soil. Plant in raised beds if your soil is not free draining.

Family:Cunoniaceae
Scientific Name:Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Cultivar:Alberys Red
Common Name:NSW Christmas Bush
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:White, Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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