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Corymbia hybrid 'Summer Red' (Flowering Gum)

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Plant description

Corymbia hybrid Summer Red

Corymbia 'Summer Red' is an outstanding small tree, with a beautiful display of massed bright red flowers in summer. It has large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage during the warmer months of the year. A great bird attracting plant, for honey eaters and parrots as well as insects. Will grow to around 5 metres tall. Prefers a well drained soil in a sunny position. This plant is a hybrid of Corymbia ficifolia and Corymbia ptychocarpa, which brings tolerance to humidity combined with the brilliant blooms of the flowering gum.

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: red
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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