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The spectacular Red flowering gum is one of the most widely cultivated of all eucalypts both in Australia and overseas.
Flowers occur profusely during summer and are a colourful addition to southern hemisphere gardens at Christmas time. Once established flowers will often cover the whole tree making it difficult to see the foliage.
Moderately fast-growing and may eventually reach 15 metres but is often smaller.
CORYMBIA ficifolia grows easily from seed.
Grows in sandy soil in low forest on slopes and is restricted to a sub-coastal distribution southeast of Perth, east of Mount Frankland, Walpole and the Stirling Range in Western Australia.Native to the south of Western Australia.
Prefers a moist well-drained sandy soil in a protected sunny position, drought, and frost tender.
Note: Corymbia ficifolia is one of around 80 eucalypts that were transferred in 1995 from the genus Eucalyptus to the newly created genus Corymbia. The species was formerly known as Eucalyptus ficifolia.
Best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
Sow seed in a seed-raising mix just below the surface.
Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Germination generally occurs in around 10-28 days.
These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.
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