Corymbia ficifolia and cultivars are flowering gums are an evergreen tree with outstanding flowers. Their nectar-rich flowers come in iridescent orange, pale pink, bright fushcia, red, white, yellow, and cream with stamens held in a cup-like base. Birds and bees swarm around for the nectar when the trees are in flower during December. They are followed by ginormous gum nuts that the seed eating birds also adore. The gum leaves are also fragrant. These trees enjoy full sun and are drought tolerant and can tolerate pruning if you desire, but they need little else and are very low-maintenance. They are fast-growing and long-lived.
Some of the cultivars are:
‘Summer Beauty’ – soft pink flowers
‘Summer Red’ – red flowers
‘Summer Glory’ – vibrant pink flowers
‘Dwarf Orange’ and ‘Baby Orange’ – vibrant orange flowers
‘Baby Scarlet’ – bright red flowers,
‘Calypso Queen’- salmon pink flowers
‘Wildfire’ – striking scarlet red flowers
‘Summer Snow’ – creamy white flowers
‘Fairy Floss’ – pink/white flowers
You can give the trees a slight tidy up pruning any wayward growth in Autumn, mulch around the base during winter in preparation for Spring/Summer and also fertilise in early Spring with a native fertiliser. Best time to plant a young tree is in Spring. A free-draining spot is recommended.
This is such a pretty evergreen, mound-shaped native shrub.
This is a really attractive plant in a pale silvery green with a uniform chocolate-brown speckling along the leaf edges.
The Hakea Francisiana
A shrub of the genus Hakea from the Proteaceae family and is native to West and South Australia.
The Orange Banksia
This stunning species of shrub or tree is of the genus Banksia in the family of Proteaceae
Indoor Connection with The Outdoor World
First impressions really do count. The front entrance to your home and the front door itself is a pretty important design detail because it’s the transition into your home from the outside world.
The Pincushion Hakea grows to an attractive large shrub or small tree that is native to south-western Australia and is a great street, screening and hedging plant.
The Pincushion Hakea
A great street, screening and hedging plant.
The Snake Plant
Drought tolerant and fragrant.
Nectar-rich flowers that come in a wide range of iridescent colours.
An exquisite evergreen, native of Northern Japan…
A beautiful and fragrant plant…
A succulent shrub with wonderful sculptural quality…
An amazing tropical plant with stunning foliage…
Tractor Seat Plant
The perfect feature or accent plant…
An attractive display of striking green foliage…
Anemone x Hybrida
A stunning flower perfect for this season…
The bright green needle-like leaves that grow into a foxtail shape...
The Chinese Money Plant
It's the must-have house plant of the year...
The Japanese Cedar
The perfect addition to classic style gardens...
A wonderful plant for hedging, screening and more...
Crassula ‘Max Cook’
Add some great green texture to your garden...
The perfect, hardy ground cover plant...
Beautiful in Spring
The first sign of Spring...
For those that want a low maintenance lawn...
The 'Blue Ginger'
If you need more colour in your garden...
Aloe ‘Copper Shower'
Add some colour and texture to your garden or outdoor space...
The Euphorbia Ammak
A low maintenance yet impressive plant...
Coleus Black Dragon
A stunning plant that will look amazing in your garden...
Big On Flowers
Make a bold colour and size statement with this vibrant plant...
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A visually interesting and beautiful plant...