Flame Kurrajong, Illawarra Flame Tree
Tropical trees with swollen trunks and distinctive leaf forms.
They will do well in containers if they are watered moderately when growing and
much less in winter and given full light. Bonsai potential.
Queensland, New South Wales
Flame Kurrajong, Illawarra Flame Tree: Rated as large deciduous tree with large lobed pale green leaves. This species can be covered with bright red bell shaped flowers in summer when the leaves are absent. (I have noticed this on some of these plants we had growing in containers, the plant lost all its leaves and then started blooming. Quite a shock if you don't expect it!) About 30m high. Makes an excellent container plant when small, but I don't think I have any containers large enough for a 90' tree! Rated hardy to about +20 F.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Tree to 90'|
|Flower Color||Reddish orange bell shape|
|Culture||Average moisture, less during winter|
|Native||Queensland, New South Wales|
Saturday August 27, 2011 07:22 PM