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Tall growing flowering gum tree native to Australia, long large, leathery leaves, hard clustered fruiting bodies in the form of 'gumnuts', preceded by brilliant pink blossoms or flowers with yellow tips. Not a true gum but a bloodwood, rough bark, prefers sandy soils, produces copious amounts of nectar and favoured by birds, insects & small mammals, usually flowers in late summer & every second year appears to produce larger amount of flowering. Leaves, blossoms & nuts provide spectacular ornamental qualities.
A native of south west Western Australia, but now growing widely throughout the country after various propagation techniques implemented including some grafting, although the latter does not produce excellent results - growing from seed seems preferred by some. This one growing in semi-garden bushland environment in sandy loam soils within 500m of major freshwater river system in north east NSW.