Corymbia ficifolia ‘Fairy Floss’ – Flowering Gum

This delightful flowering gum has masses of pale pink blossoms in summer time. A small tree to 6 metres tall and 4 metres wide, with a dense canopy.  Likes full sun to part shade, and most soil types. Best in temperate climates with lower humidity. A superb plant for bird attracting.

Note– this plant produces large gumnuts which can be a slipping and tripping hazard when they drop

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Fairy Floss
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Corymbia ficifolia
Common Name : Flowering Gum
Height : 6
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects