Australian flowering gum, botanical name – Corymbia ficifolia and cultivars. Native to Australia, Corymbia is a fairly recent genus (previously in Eucalyptus) of about 110 species of evergreen trees, generally known as “bloodwoods”, with outstanding terminal flowers. Nectar-rich flowers in white, yellow, cream, red, pink or orange with stamens held in cup-like bases, attract birds. Urn-shaped capsules form after the flowers fade. Most are fast-growing and long-lived. Spectacular whilst flowering this one flowered spectacularly just before Christmas, looks lush in a vase as they slowing turn from green and pink ‘gumnuts’ fading to brown, I can’t throw them out.