Corymbia hybrid ‘Summer Snow’ – Flowering Gum

A large shrub to small tree, it has beautiful trusses of creamy white gum blossoms in the warmer months of the year. With large glossy dark green leaves with a light green reverse with reddish new foliage, it is a handsome plant even when not in flower. In flower, it will be a magnet for parrots and other nectar lovers. Prefers a well drained soil in a sunny position. Needs protection from frost for a few years while establishing, but can take frost as it matures. Summer Snow is a hybrid of Corymbia ficifolia and Corymbia ptychocarpa, which makes it more hardy in humid areas.

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

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Summer Snow
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Corymbia hybrid
Common Name : Flowering Gum
Height : 7
Flower Color : White, Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects