Corymbia Ficifolia "Red Flowering Gum" -25 Seeds (and husk)-Buy In Bulk
“Red Flowering Gum”
Ideal sowing temp: 18-25C
Position: Light Shade to Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: Fill 10cm pots with moist sandy soil, wet thoroughly and compress.
Sowing: Sow one seed flat on its side in each pot and cover lightly with soil.
Care: Place pots in a warm, shaded position and keep moist during germination.
Sprouting: 7-21 days.
"One of around 80 eucalypts which were transferred from the genus Eucalyptus to the newly created genus Corymbia in 1995. The species was formerly known as Eucalyptus ficifolia.
It is one of the most popular of all eucalypts both in Australia and overseas. It often grows bigger and stronger in cultivation than in its natural habitat. It is best suited to temperate areas with low summer rainfall and humidity. While it can be grown in sub-tropical areas in well drained, sunny positions, it may not grow as reliably in those areas. It is usually moderately fast growing and can reach 15 metres but is often smaller. The leaves are dark, glossy green and the bark, which does not shed annually, is rough, and flowers in summer with any shade between pale cream, through pink, to red, orange or deep crimson.
Cultivation: Transplant seedlings directly to an open garden position at about 20cm (8″) high. Apply a light dressing of balanced fertiliser when planting out. Water the seedling in well and then once a week during the first Summer". (information retrieved from Australian Wildflower Seeds Pty Ltd 9 October 2019)
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.