Eucalyptus and Corymbia: Gum Trees
Gum trees (Eucalyptus and Corymbia) are very popular native feature trees. Their honey-scented fluffy flowers cover the tree en-masse twice a year, making them a delight to passers by as well as the local insect and bird life.
Many believe all eucalyptus and corymbia varieties grow to an ungodly height, but you’ll be glad to know there are many dwarf gum trees on the market, perfect for the urban backyard. These grafted eucalyptus and corymbia’s grow to only 3 – 5m tall, which includes the gorgeous Corymbia ‘Summer Red’. This little native feature tree is ablaze with red honey-scented flowers in the summer, bringing all new meaning to the summer red eucalyptus.