Corymbia ficifolia/Red Flowering Gum, Flowering Gum, Scarlet Flowering Gum

Corymbia ficifolia / Corymbia ficifolia
Heavy, leathery foliage
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Heavy, leathery foliage


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Scientific Name: Corymbia ficifolia
Common Name: Red Flowering Gum, Flowering Gum, Scarlet Flowering Gum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This tree grows well in Southern California. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Noted for it blue-green foliage and showy red to purple-red flowers. Some positive remarks about the tree although it can be messy due to falling leaves, twigs, and bark.