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Corymbia maculata 'Ribbons of Hope' (Spotted gum)

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Plant description

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Corymbia 'Ribbons of Hope' has colourful tricoloured leaves, making it a stand out gum tree for landscaping. The older leaves are green with a wide cream edge, and new foliage growth is pinkish red. It grows to around twelve metres tall and five metres wide. A hardy tree which grows in most soils, in full sun to part shade. It has clusters of white gum blossoms in spring and summer. Frost and dry tolerant.

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: white
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 12 metres
Minimum height: 10 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, bees.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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