There's so much to love about flowering gums. These native trees are hardy and easy to care for with aromatic gum leaves and flowers that deserve front and centre garden position.

Flowering gums are grafted eucalyptus trees. By grafting plants onto specially selected rootstock you get trees that will grow happily in a wide range of soil types and have greater resistance against disease. It also means no surprises when it comes to flower colour and smaller sized trees. Perfect for the home garden!

Trunks have beautiful patterns thanks to peeling layers of grey-brown bark, canopies are rounded and dense and flowers stop passers-by in their tracks. Their famous terminal flowers are rich with nectar and colour with stamens held in cup-like bases.

Already head over heels? Here are some of the most popular flowering gums available at our garden centres.

Flowering gum favourites

 

Corymbia ficifolia Mini Red

Corymbia ficifolia Mini Red is a small rounded tree with a dense crown making an excellent feature tree.

Stunning red flowers on red stems contrast brilliantly against the mid-green leaves from December through to February. These gorgeous flowers attract neighbourhood attention and nectar-hungry birds.

The 'mini' nature of this tree makes it a great choice for smaller gardens, urban planting and large tubs.

Corymbia ficifolia Mini Red is tolerant of air-pollution and coastal conditions.

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Mini Red

Common name: Flowering gum

Height: 2.5 metres

Width: 2 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Mulch well to retain moisture and keep weeds at bay.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

 

Vibrant red blooms of the Mini Red grafted flowering gum variety Corymbia Ficifolia 'Mini Red'

Corymbia ficifolia Wild Sunset

This spectacular tree has a rounded crown of dense foliage.

A wealth of bright orange-red flowers burst though in summer and autumn attracting birds into the garden.

A popular choice for streetscapes, urban planting and smaller gardens.

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Wild Sunset

Common name: Flowering gum, Corymbia Wild Sunset

Height: 6 metres

Width: 4 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

 

Bees feeding on the stunning deep pink blooms of the Wild Sunset grafted flowering gum variety. Corymbia Ficifolia 'Wild Sunset'

Corymbia ficifolia Wildfire

Another gorgeous flowering gum with a rounded crown, dense with foliage.

Vibrant red flowers will cover the tree in summer.

New foliage can appear with a reddish-brown tinge and turns mid-green.

Corymbia ficifolia Wildfire makes an impressive specimen tree in any garden including those on the smaller side or areas with restricted space. It's also a great streetscape choice or front garden option - share the beautiful flowers with the neighbourhood!

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Wildfire

Common name: Flowering gum

Height: 6 metres

Width: 4 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

 

Brightly-coloured blossoms from the Wildfire variety of grafted flowering gum. Corymbia Ficifolia 'Wildfire'

Corymbia ficifolia Baby Orange

This tough flowering gum tree is loved for it's small size, bright orange flowers and compact form.

New growth appears bronze-red then turns mid-green providing a lovely contrast of colour when flowers appear between December and February. The striking orange flowers are born from red stems.

Corymbia ficifolia Baby Orange is tolerant of air-pollution and coastal conditions making it popular in urban areas and streetscapes as well as smaller gardens.

Birds love the attention-grabbing flowers just as much as we do.

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Baby Orange

Common name: Flowering gum

Height: 3 metres

Width: 3 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

 

A bee feeding on the bright orange blooms of the Baby Orange dwarf grafted flowering gum. Corymbia Ficifolia 'Baby Orange'

Corymbia ficifolia Baby Scarlet

Another perfectly sized, decorative native tree for the home garden.

Corymbia ficifolia Baby Scarlet has glossy, dark green leaves on top with a mid-green to grey colour on the bottom. Foliage forms a rounded, dense crown.

Spectacular red flowers appear in summer and autumn brightening the garden and attracting birds.

This low-maintenance flowering gum is ideal for smaller gardens, coastal gardens, streetscapes and urban planting.

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Baby Scarlet

Common name: Flowering gum

Height: 3 metres

Width: 3 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

 

The stunning red blooms of the dwarf grafted flowering gum variety Baby Scarlet. Corymbia Ficifolia 'Baby Scarlet'

Corymbia ficifolia Calypso

A simply beautiful native tree with salmon pink flowers in summer.

Ovate, olive-green leaves form a dense, rounded crown. New growth can have a coppery-bronze tinge.

The stunning pink flowers burst from pinky-red stems during December and January.

A great choice for a specimen tree, small gardens, areas with restricted space or streetscapes.

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Calypso

Common name: Flowering gum

Height: 5 metres

Width: 4 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

 

The stunning salmon-pink flowers of the Calypso flowering gum variety. Corymbia Ficifolia 'Calypso'

Corymbia ficifolia Fairy Floss

Prefer a softer colour palette? This flowering gum tree is for you. Stunning, pale pink flowers decorate the dense canopy through summer.

Dark green leaves have an ovate shape and can emerge a bronze colour at first.

Show off Corymbia ficifolia Fairy Floss in your garden as a specimen tree. You might also spot them in parks, streets and other public spaces - the flowers are too pretty not to share.

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Fairy Floss

Common name: Flowering gum

Height: 7 metres

Width: 6 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

 

The beautiful, soft pink blossoms of the Fairy Floss grafted flowering gum variety. Corymbia Ficifolia 'Fairy Floss'

Corymbia ficifolia Snowflake

If dense foliage and stunning, pure white blooms are your thing, then Corymbia ficifolia Snowflake is the gum tree for you.

Its evergreen foliage forms a beautifully rounded dome for year-round coverage, while its flowers burst to life through summer and autumn.

A great public space tree, Corymbia ficifolia Snowflake is also compact enough in its growth habit that it works beautifully in gardens, whether as a stand-alone feature or as part of a hedge or screen. Even better, it's a favourite of native, nectar-loving birds.

Botanical name: Corymbia ficifolia Fairy Floss

Common name: Flowering gum

Height: 6 metres

Width: 4 metres

Ideal position

Plant in a full sun position.

Adapts well to most soil types providing they are well drained.

Caring tips

Young growth can be sensitive to frost.

Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser after flowering.

Trim lightly after flowering to retain desired shape.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

The eye-catching blossoms of the Snowflake variety of grafted flowering gum. Corymbia Ficifolia 'Snowflake'

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