Stenocarpus sinuatus – Firewheel Tree

Stenocarpus sinuatus, the Firewheel tree, is a medium to large Australian rainforest tree. It is evergreen with ornamental red circular flowers in summer. It can grow to 30 metres tall, but will be smaller in cultivation and in cooler temperatures. Originates in subtropical to tropical climates, but will also grow in temperate areas.

Will do best in rich loamy soil, but will grow in most soil types. Grow in sun to part shade. Propagation is from seeds, also from cuttings.

 

 

 

Scientific Name:Stenocarpus sinuatus
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Firewheel Tree
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:10 ~ 30 metres
Width:4 ~ 10 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Street tree, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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