Eucalyptus ficifolia hybrid (Corymbia species)

Eucalyptus ficifolia hybrid

Eucalyptus ficifolia hybrid

We think that this tree is Eucalyptus ficifolia crossed with Eucalyptus pachyphylla. The name probably should be Corymbia ficifolia hybrid but I cannot get used to calling Eucalypts by any other name.)

This tree is obviously drought and frost hardy here and grows in alkaline soil, which breaks all the rules if the books are to be believed. The issue is, I think, that many species are quite adaptable and noone has the full story on all species. This tree is one of those. It has large fruits which are urn shaped and very decorative. Many use them for crafts and they are fun to create things with children.

Eucalyptus ficifolia hybrid

Eucalyptus ficifolia hybrid

 

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