Top 10 Trees – Red Flowering Gum (Corymbia Ficafolia)

Corymbia Ficafolia, previously known as Eucalyptus Ficafolia, is a compact and tough Australian native with brilliant flowers in summertime. Has many branches and a dense canopy that is covered by its striking red flowers. This selection of the common flowering gum was chosen for its firey red flowers and compact size. The red flowering gum is one of the most widely cultivated of all eucalypts both in Australia and overseas. It often grows larger and more vigorously in cultivation than in its natural habitat. The species is best suited to temperate districts with low summer rainfall and humidity. In suitable climates the tree is moderately fast growing and may eventually reach 15 metres but is often smaller. Foliage is dark, glossy green and the bark is rough and persistent (ie it does not shed annually).

Height: 9 metres
Width: 3 metres
Growth rate: Moderate.