A spectacular flowering tree, an iconic Australian native. The leaves are shed before flowering in late spring to summer, and the bell shaped flowers can cover the whole tree in a glorious display. Flowering can be variable from year to year. A small to medium spreading tree. In its natural habitat it can grow to 40 metres, but generally reaches will only reach around 10- 20 metres tall in cultivation. The seed is nutritious and can be eaten after toasting.
|Scientific Name:||Brachychiton acerifolius|
|Common Name:||Illawarra Flame Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree|
|Height:||10 ~ 40 metres|
|Width:||5 ~ 15 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Deciduous, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Street tree|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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