Corymbia maculata variegata ‘Ribbons of Hope’ – Spotted Gum

‘Ribbons of Hope’ is a great new landscaping gum tree with gorgeously variegated foliage- older leaves are green with a broad cream edge, and the new growth is blush pink. A head turning plant, and very hardy for most situations. Good for a broad range of soils, and is cold, heat and drought hardy. It has masses of white flowers in winter and spring, which attract nectar loving birds. It grows to around 12 metres tall, and 5 metres wide. Good for sun to part shade.
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Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Corymbia maculata variegata
Cultivar:Ribbons of Hope
Common Name:Spotted Gum
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:5 ~ 12 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Windbreak, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
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. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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