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 Mediteranean 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.