Corymbia ptychocarpa

Swamp Bloodwood

 

Description: This highly ornamental tree is from tropical Northern Territory and parts of West Australia.  It is commonly found along streams and other moist locations.  It can be 24-36' high and loves hot, wet summers.  The flowers are rather large, being white, pink or crimson and found above the foliage.  The tree can take on a wide-branching, drooping habit and the leave are large, glossy green in color.  Reported to flower when only 3 or 4 years old.  Large gum nuts 3-5 cm long.

Culture Data: Sand, gravel or clay soils, pH 5.5 to 6.4, minimum annual rainfall 20 inches.

Uses: Ornamental, planting in water-logged areas.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Tree 24-36'
Flower Color White, pink or crimson
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moist locations
Native NT, WA
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletOutstanding flowers
bulletAttractive foliage
bulletOrnamental

Problem Solving Features

bulletProvides moderate growth rate
bulletDoes best in acid soils
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLikes sun
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletLoves moist locations

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  26 viable seeds per gram.  79% germination rate.
 
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