Corymbia ‘Baby Scarlet’ Flowering Gum

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Corymbia
Cultivar:Baby Scarlet
Common Name:Flowering Gum
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 4 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Summer
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, 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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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