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Corymbia 'Baby Scarlet' (Flowering Gum)

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Get The Right Turf For Your Situation. Tips from OzBreed. Learn how to choose the right turf for your garden or other grassy area.

Plant description

Corymbia Baby Scarlet 3

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Corymbia Baby Scarlet 4

Corymbia Baby Scarlet 2

Corymbia 'Baby Scarlet' is a large shrub to small tree with large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage during the warmer months of the year. It has a mass of large, bright scarlet red flowers in summer, which are a magnet for birds. Prefers a well drained soil in a sunny position. This plant is a grafted variety of flowering gum, which tolerates a wider range of conditions. It makes a great specimen tree, and is also good for screening and for street plantings.

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: 3 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium 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: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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