Corymbia ficifolia

Red Flowering Gum


Description: This species is found occurring in sandy soils near Albany West Australia.  It is one of the most requested species due to the brilliant red flowers that almost hide the foliage.  The leaves are thick, dull green with a prominent mid-rib and the bark is thickly fibrous, brown to gray.  The gum nuts are large, woody and urn shaped.  This species has been cultivated throughout the world, but it is NOT suited to tropical or subtropical areas (prefers low water and low humidity.)  Size ranges from 6-15 m (18-45') high x 5-20 m (15-60') wide.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, hedges and windbreaks, honey production.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Tree: 18-45' x 15-60'
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Placement Sun
Soil Type Sand, gravel
Soil Moisture (minimum) 1000 mm (40") per year
Native West Australia
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletExtremely attractive red flowers
bulletModerate growth rate
bulletDeep green foliage
bulletLarge gum nuts

Problem Solving Features

bulletLight moisture requirements
bulletLow maintenance
bulletExcellent species for flowers
bulletDrought resistant
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Usually 1-3 weeks for germination.  15-45 seeds per gram.
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