Ceratopetalum gummiferum Albery's Red is an early flowering, compact variety of NSW Christmas Bush. A simply stunning addition to the garden, producing masses of white flowers in Spring, followed by a halo of showy, red sepals. The evergreen foliage is soft and graceful, with mid-green leaves arranged in threes. This plant is in high demand for the cut flower market during Summer, for the flower leaves but mostly for the sepals. A small tree to large shrub it is a perfect feature plant, excellent in garden beds and the cuttings as stunning floral arrangements about your house.
Summary Information:Botanical Name – Ceratopetalum gummiferumCommon Name – New South Wales Christmas Bush.Position – Full sun to a little shade.Soil – Well-drained,Height – Wil reaches 7 metres in height depending on conditions.Spread – Will form a crown of 4 metres.Flowers – Mostly red, a white form does exist.Flowering period – December to February.Foliage – Mid to deep green.Growth habit – Upright if grown in shade and unpruned. More spreading in full sun and with pruning.