Eucalyptus "Summer Red"
Corymbia 'Summer Red' has an open branching habit and forms a dense canopy on a stout trunks. The foliage has a somewhat weeping habit. The dark green leaves are large growing up to 30cm long and 5cm wide. New growth is an attractive bronze red. Pruning is not necessary except to remove the lower branches if required. Peak flowering is during the summer months from December to March when the tree is covered in large clusters of red or pink flowers each up to 2cm across. The fruit ('gum nuts') are large and attractive. The plant is a hybrid of Corymbia ficifolia and Corymbia ptychocarpa.
Height: to 5m
Honeyeaters and lorikeet are attracted to the nectar laden flowers. The flowers also attract bees and other insects.
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