Ceratopetalum gummiferum ‘Alberys Red’ – NSW Christmas Bush

An outstanding form of NSW Christmas Bush with very bright red flowers on a compact large shrub to small tree. Prune about 30% off straight after flowering for best results. A great feature plant and cut flower. Tolerates light frosts and some dry spells. Grow in a sunny spot to part shade, needs well drained soil. Plant in raised beds if your soil is not free draining.

Family : Cunoniaceae
Cultivar Name: Alberys Red
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Common Name : NSW Christmas Bush
Height : 5
Flower Color : White, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects