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Corymbia hybrid 'Summer Beauty' (Flowering Gum)

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Plant description

Corymbia hybrid Summer Beauty

Corymbia 'Summer Beauty' is a fabulous small tree, bearing beautiful clusters of bright pink to apricot coloured flowers through summer, with spot flowering at other times. They are the best flowers for bringing birds and parrots to the garden, and are followed by decorative gum nuts. It has large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage during the warmer months of the year. Grows to 5 metres tall, with a gently weeping habit.  Prefers a well drained soil in a sunny position. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring to encourage better flowering. Water regularly while establishing, but tolerant of dry spells once established.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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