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|
|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|
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