Corymbia ficifolia ‘Fairy Floss’ – Flowering Gum

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Corymbia ficifolia
Cultivar:Fairy Floss
Common Name:Flowering Gum
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:5 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Summer
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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

 

 


 

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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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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