Eucalyptus ficifolia

Red Flowering Gum

A familiar sight in California and Arizona, rapid-growing, long-lived eucalyptuses are a varied lot. Also called gum trees, they range from shrubby, vinelike plants to huge trees, with different leaf and flower shapes on each. In general, though, leaves are crisp, leathery and usually aromatic. The flowers are fluffy, and the flat-topped seed capsules are woody. Some varieties have white or pink flowers that are a source of honey. Some tolerate extreme heat and cold, others are fairly drought-tolerant. Buy the smallest plant you can find so that it will not be root bound. Chlorosis affects some species in alkaline soil. In California, the eucalyptus longhorn beetle is a deadly pest.
Eucalyptus ficifolia, Red Flowering Gum
One of the showiest flowering gum trees, it has red, pink, or white flowers and seed capsules that are good for use in arrangements. Tolerates head, drought, fog, wind, and city conditions. Prune deadwood, and remove excess seed pods.

Attributes - Eucalyptus ficifolia

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Summer

Flower Color: Orange, Peach, Pink, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 40 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Beetles.

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