This delightful flowering gum has masses of pale pink blossoms in summer time. A small tree to 6 metres tall and 4 metres wide, with a dense canopy, it is a good one for smaller gardens, and as an eye catching street tree. Likes full sun to part shade, and most soil types. Best in temperate climates with lower humidity. A superb plant for bird attracting.
|Scientific Name:||Corymbia ficifolia|
|Common Name:||Flowering Gum|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||5 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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