Corymbia hybrid ‘Summer Snow’ – Flowering Gum

A large shrub to small tree, it has beautiful trusses of creamy white gum blossoms in the warmer months of the year. With large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage, it is a handsome plant even when not in flower. In flower, it will be a magnet for parrots and other nectar lovers. Prefers a well drained soil in a sunny position. Needs protection from frost for a few years while establishing, but can take frost as it matures. Summer Snow is a hybrid of Corymbia ficifolia and Corymbia ptychocarpa, which makes it more hardy in humid areas.

Scientific Name:Corymbia hybrid
Cultivar:Summer Snow
Common Name:Flowering Gum
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:5 ~ 7 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects


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




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




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