How to grow 'Fairy Floss' Flowering Gum

'Fairy Floss' Flowering Gum

This 'Fairy Floss' look good enough to eat! Photo - Linda Ross

If only the gum nut babies knew about this one! What delicate skirts they would have.

Corymbia ficifolia 'Fairy Floss'

This is one of the prettiest daintiest of the flowering gums, with big bunches of pale pink flowers with prominent, flossy, white-tinged stamens. The tree will reach 7m with a rounded canopy. It prefers full sun and really well-drained soil. As a bonus the flowers look beautiful in a vase. Trim after flowering, before the onset of gumnuts, to encourage bushiness and longevity.

Text: Linda Ross

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Author: Linda Ross