Common Name: ILLAWARRA FLAME TREE
Size: NT Premium
Habitat: Dry Sclerophyll Forest
Description: The Illawarra Flame Tree is widespread in subtropical rainforest on the coast to the escarpment, north from the Shoalhaven River into Queensland. It is a popular street tree, grown for its brilliant red flowers. The vibrant flowers are bell-shaped and bright coral red. They appear in spring on leafless branches. The dark seed pod contains numerous seeds embedded in interlocking hairs in a honeycomb-like husk.
Pot size: 50mm Native Tube
Position: Full sun
Uses: Brilliant specimen and shade tree