From the far north tip of Queensland, this lovely native brings you bright fluffy blossoms at the end of winter into early spring, when our gardens could use an injection of colour. Mature Fireball trees are small, slender, with fine foliage like a weeping bottlebrush; and the flowers are a deep rich red, dense and fluffy.
APPEARANCE: Native to Cape York, this small native tropical tree related to Leptospermum has long green foliage and clusters of red pompom flowers along the older branches in winter-early spring. Fireball has larger, denser, darker red flowers than the species form. USE IN: Small tree for hedging and borders, native and wildlife gardens. PLANTING: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in free-draining soil in the garden. Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Tolerates dry conditions and humidity. Protect from frost. CARE: Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring. HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 4 m H x 3 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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