A highly decorative and fast growing small tree from 3 metres to around 4 metres tall. It has large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage during the warmer months of the year. It has an outstanding display of large red flowers which will attract nectar loving birds, followed by attractive large gum nuts. Best in a well drained soil in a sunny position. A great feature tree.
|Common Name:||Flowering Gum|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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