Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.
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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.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 12 metres
Minimum height: 10 metres
Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 4 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.