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Scarlet-flowering gum

Eucalyptus ficifolia

Also known as

Red-flowering gum, Flaming gum

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

16m

Max

20m

5m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Scarlet-flowering gum Overview

This species is an evergreen tree with ornamental seed pods and beautiful flowers. The leaves are dark green and will provide a good background for the feathery red flowering clusters which will appear in the summer. The blooms are quite showy and are followed by the decorative seed pods. This species will produce a spectacular 7-12inch clusters of flowers either white, pink, salmon, orange or red, they will bloom all year round. The leaves are dark green and heavy, The bark is red and stringy to grey and fibrous. They will grow near the coast.

How to propagate Scarlet-flowering gum

Seed

They can be easily grown from seed.

Other uses of Scarlet-flowering gum

Ornamental, foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.