Alloxylon flameum – Tree Waratah

The tree waratah is a spectacular flowering large tree from North Queensland rainforest areas. It grows to 25 metres there, but is smaller in cultivation. It has large bright red flowers in spring, displayed on the ends of the branches. It is a hardy and adaptable tree. It can be grown on a wide range of soils, and tolerates moderate frost. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native fertiliser if needed.
This plant used to be known as Oreocallis wickhmaii.

 

Scientific Name:Alloxylon flameum
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Tree Waratah
Other Common Names:Red Silky Oak
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:15 ~ 30 metres
Width:5 ~ 10 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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