Corymbia ficifolia – Red Flowering Gum

This is a substantial tree, growing up to 15M tall and 20M across. Profusion of orange flowers made up of stamens, can completely obscure the foliage.

Seeing a massive tree covered in bright orange flowers is an astonishing sight. There are three in the southern section of Motueka High Street. However, the space required and the problem of having to wait so long to discover if you have a good, true version of this plant, will always limit the number of specimens that are grown. All the more reason to treasure the ones that we have.

Click here to visit the Corymbia ficifolia page in Karin’s Garden.