Corymbia ficifolia, commonly known as the red flowering gum, Albany red flowering gum and the Albany redgum, is one of the most commonly planted ornamental trees in the broader eucalyptus family. The species was previously known as Eucalyptus ficifolia until re-classified in 1995.
Corymbia ficifolia is a small to medium-sized tree which grows to a height of 10 metres (33 ft), often with a pronounced straggly habit. The bark of the tree is rough to the small branches, fibrous and longitudinally furrowed, and of brown to grey-brown in colour.
Inflorescence is located at the ends of the branchlets, and form characteristic corymbs of compound flower “heads”, typically of 7 buds per umbel. The flowers are brilliant in colour, ranging from pink to orange to bright red, and occasionally cream. The large amount of blossom produced can completely obscure the foliage in summer.
The fruit (gum nuts) are large, woody and urn-shaped, 2 to 4.2 centimetres (0.79 to 1.65 in) long by 1.8 to 3 centimetres (0.71 to 1.18 in) wide.