Corymbia Ficifolia (Red flowering gum)
If you are looking for a flowering tree with a difference then Corymbia Ficifolia (formerly Eucalyptus Ficifolia) is the well known red flowering gum tree from Australia.
With attractive red flowers and nice glossy foliage this is a tough drought tolerant tree that grows well in areas such as California. Although it is a tree that grows well in warm coastal areas, these versatile tree will also grow well in inland areas even in foothill areas, and will flower profusely.
Well suited for use as a street tree or as an ornamental feature tree in a larger garden.
Reaching a height of up to 40ft, but generally less, some grafted varieties are now becoming available, and while not actually dwarf are much smaller growing trees to around 15ft.
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Where to buy
Varieties are available for sale from the following nurseries
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS NURSERY - Tel: (800) 701 6517 Tel: (805) 649 3362
9040 North Ventura Avenue Ventura California 93001