Faster-growing melicope (euodia) with darker red-pink flowers along the branches, and a straighter-growing habit. Native birds love the nectar-rich blossoms, which you can enjoy too even while the tree is very young. Well-behaved adaptable variety ideal for frost-free suburban gardens.
DESCRIPTION: Australian native with evergreen foliage and clusters of butterfly and bird attracting pink-red flowers. M. rubra 'Blush' has darker flowers than M.elleryana and a straighter habit, with a little more resilience to urban garden conditions. USE IN: Plant as a feature or screening tree, plants have a shallow root system making them them ideal for street-scaping. Lovely for native and wildlife gardens LOCATION: Plant in sun or shade in rich free-draining soil. Resilient to coastal, windy, cool or tropical climates. CARE: Mulch when planting and provide regular water until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Will respond well to yearly fertilising using a slow release native fertiliser in Spring. Pruning is not required but can be done to maintain a more compact form. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 5 m H x 5 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 80 mm x 42 mm wide.