Brachychiton Acerifolius (Flame Tree/Flame Kurrajong)

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A large deciduous tree which grows to a height of around 35 metres in its natural habitat. The trunk is smooth and is grey-green in colour. Leaves are glossy green and measure up to 30 cm. Once the leaves have dropped the Flame Tree produces large bright red flowers.

Habitat: It can adapt to any soil type that is well drained. It’s best suited to temperate and tropical climates, it thrives in New South Wales and Queensland.

Uses: A very popular ornamental tree both in Australia and around the world with its stunning annual red flowering event. It is used to beautify gardens and parks. Other uses include eating the cooked seeds and using the bark for string and fishing nets.

Approximate height: 35m
Minimum temperature tolerance: Tolerates some frost
Climate: Suited to subtropical/tropical climate
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Moist and free draining, can tolerate some clay

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