'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
About this articleDate: 24 February 2015 Author: Linda Ross
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