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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.
Flower colour: red
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.