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Red-Flowering Gum

A tree that may reach 25 to 45 feet high and 15 to 60 feet wide that has a trunk with rough, dark brown persistent bark.
The leaves are glossy dark green and broadly lanceolate bearing a prominent midrib.  The flowers range in color from cream-white through pink to salmon and dark red.  This is a good drought hardy tree that is also cold tolerant.  It is often planted as a street tree in milder areas of the Los Angeles area.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Corymbia (=Eucalyptus) ficifolia has red to light salmon pink flowers
Corymbia (=Eucalyptus) ficifolia has flowers in clusters
Latin Name: 
Corymbia (=Eucalyptus) ficifolia
Family Name: 
Myrtaceae
Place of Origin: 
Western Australia
Bloom Time: 
Jul
Aug
Garden Location: 
Parking Lot