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Care of the plant Eucalyptus ficifolia or Red flowering gum.

Care of the plant Eucalyptus ficifolia or Red flowering gum

This species is currently classified as Corymbia ficifolia in the genus Corymbia (previously included in the genus Eucalyptus), which comprises more than 100 species of trees native to Australia. Some species are: Corymbia ficifolia, Corymbia opaca, Corymbia maculata, Corymbia torelliana, Corymbia aparrerinja, Corymbia citriodora.

Common name: Red flowering gum. This species is native to the south-west of Western Australia.

They are evergreen trees with a rounded crown and hanging branches that reach 12 meters in height. They have aromatic lanceolate leaves of alternate arrangement. The showy red stamen flowers appear in groups on the youngest branches. They bloom from late winter to early spring.

They are used as isolated specimens; they are ideal for small gardens. They are also used as cut flowers to make floral decorations.

Eucalyptus ficifolia needs full sun or light shade exposure, sheltered from the cold. It does not resist frost.

They prefer sandy-clay soils that contain organic matter. They can grow in poor soils that are well drained.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry; they are drought resistant trees.

Fertilize with compost in autumn if the soil is very poor.

They do not need pruning.

They are easy to grow trees and quite resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring in the greenhouse. Transplant the seedlings into a pot before planting them in their final location.

Images of the plant Eucalyptus ficifolia or Red flowering gum

Eucalyptus ficifolia
Eucalyptus ficifolia
Eucalyptus ficifolia
 

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