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diannezchilds

Still learning gardener. Living in inner west Melbourne. Love a messy cottage / companion /organic garden. Let's see how I succeed. ☺

Corymbia 'Summer Red' syn. Eucalyptus 'Summer Red'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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diannezchilds

A cascade of flowers starting. #pink

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brightcolours

#eucalypt #eucalyptus #gumtree #oznative

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cyndi

I so badly want eucalyptus. Smells good medicinal and supposed to help with mosquitoes.

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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diannezchilds

Any day now #flowerbuds #eucalyptus

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leisel

Looking forward to seeing this natural beauty in bloom @diannezchilds

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leisel

We have a fairly ordinary gum tree but at this very moment it is a mass of flower and the bats at night are still making whoopee with the flowers....a week later! Wondering if this amazing flowering season due to hot dry summer?

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diannezchilds

Maybe???

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brightcolours

#summerred #gumtree #eucalypt

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brightcolours

#oznative #graftedgum

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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diannezchilds

Second flush of #eucalyptus flowers. Think time #pink 🌸🌸🌸

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juliesgarden

💖💖

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brightcolours

#gumtree #oznative #bloom #summer

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brightcolours

So pretty!!

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brightcolours

#plantID @KariSamuel @carolgs @Muzz67 @leisel @mrsflowerpot @deekay @nej @kathyb

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nej

Corymbia ficifolia x Eucalyptus ptychocarpa Summer Beauty

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errolly

I have this one arent they beautiful 😊

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diannezchilds

Thank you @nej

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nej

It deserves it's name summer beauty @errolly. You're welcome @diannezchilds

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leisel

A true Aussie beauty!

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jolene

Beautiful flowers @diannezchilds

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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diannezchilds

@brightcolours sorry it's taken so long. This isn't a great pic but it's very overgrown there. Blue line is original tree. left hand shoot/branch is coming out of it but the larger right hand one originally grew from below it. There is still a large bulbous base underneath these trunks which makes me think it was a graft. Have no real idea though. 😊

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brightcolours

I'm not at all familiar with grafted eucalypts. But I'd say that's what has happened here, given what you said in the previous post on this gum. @nej ?

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brightcolours

#graft #gum #eucalypt

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nej

@diannezchilds both those shoots, left and right large one look like they are coming from below the graft.

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diannezchilds

Thanks @brightcolours @nej I'm just happy that it's growing and flowering 😊

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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diannezchilds

Help me identify this plant. #plantid My #gum tree has a #flower #blossom!!! Not what I was expecting though. Think this might be from the original root stock. But still very happy. 😊🌸🌸🌸

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sue1953

Looks like a normal gum blossom to me.

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brightcolours

Lovely still! But did you buy one of the Princess grafts? @nej @deekay

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nej

Maybe corymbia ptychocarpa

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diannezchilds

@brightcolours @nej @deekay Bought it about 15 years ago - it used to have beautiful pink flowers. Nearly died each summer in the barrel container. Replanted into ground last summer. First flower in about 5 years. 🌸🌸

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deekay

Lovely flowers congrats. I am afraid I am not good with Eucalypt ID's @diannezchilds

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brightcolours

Most odd... So the graft has died off?

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diannezchilds

@brightcolours That's my guess, but I actually have no idea. This was a new offshoot but it's been around for several years.

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brightcolours

Can you see where the graft is/was?

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