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stamp: Corymbia ficifolia 2011

Date of issue: 17 May 2011
Designer: Wayne Rankin
Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown

Adhesive-backed stamp on white paper sheet.

Plant: Corymbia ficifolia


Red Flowering Gum

Common in cultivation in areas with a Mediterranean climate, the tree can reach a height of 15 metres. The flowers are borne in large terminal sprays and vary in colour from white to pink to red and orange, from summer through to autumn. Distribution: naturally a very restricted distrubution in the Stirling Ranges SE of Perth, WA.
Propagation: From seed.
Cultivation: Does well on heavy soils but does not thrive in sand. Plants grafted on to Corymbia gummifera are frequently used to increase the tree's hardiness in subtropical areas.

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