Corymbia gummifera

Red Bloodwood, Bloodwood

(Previously known as Eucalyptus corymbosa)

Description: This species is native to New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The species has smaller growth on poor soils but often does better on richer loams. The bark is rough over the trunk and larger branches, gray-brown in color and a red, gum-like substance can often be found on the surface.  The cream to white flowers are borne in profusion in summer and autumn.  Adult leaves are rather large, 23 x 7.5 cm, discolorous green and are shaped like a lance (broadly lanceolate).  The gum has been used as a food source for sugar gliders.

Climate Data: Favors warm humid to sub-humid climate.  Heat index, hot: 89 degrees F, cold: 17 degrees F.  Rainfall 700-1800 mm (28-72 inches), altitude near seal level to 300 m.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Single trunk specimen 46-98' (14-30 m)
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast
Placement Sun
Culture Well-drained to average soils
Native New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSize from 46-98'
bulletFast growing
bulletReported as food source for sugar gliders

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent shade tree
bulletLow maintenance
bulletDoes well in most soils
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Usually 1-3 weeks for germination.

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