Corymbia hybrid ‘Summer Red’ Flowering Gum


A large shrub to small tree with large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage during the warmer months of the year. Outstanding terminal display of large red flowers which are nectar rich, attracting hordes of birds at flowering time. Prefers a well drained soil in a sunny position.

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

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Summer Red
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Corymbia hybrid
Common Name : Flowering Gum
Height : 5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects