An Aussie garden favourite! Flowering gums produce a spectacular display of colour through summer and ficifolia is arguably the best. Plant as a specimen or feature in large garden settings. Even happy in windswept coastal gardens (though it may grow smaller than in a sheltered spot.) Big chunky gumnuts for keen flower arrangers and Christmas crafters.
APPEARANCE : Classic Australian native tree that bursts to life with clusters of fiery red bird-attracting flowers each summer (and occasionally other times too in warmer climates). USE FOR : Excellent for screening or as a specimen tree. Ideal for large gardens. PLANTING: Plant in well drained soil in full sun. Apply mulch and continue to water regularly until the plant is established. Usually around 12 weeks. Fertilise using native fertiliser early spring. Avoid clay soils. Tolerates frost and dry conditions once established. CARE : Tip prune while young to encourage a dense rounded shape. Stake and protect from strong wind and frost until the plant is established. HEIGHT : Up to 10 m. YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.
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