Flame Tree

Brachychiton Acerifolius

Sunshine Coast Plant Varieties
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Brachychiton Acerifolius - Flame Tree - Noosa Landscaping Services

Flame Tree Description

Brachychiton acerifolius is a large tree of the family Malvaceae endemic to tropical and subtropical regions on the east coast of Australia.

It is famous for the bright red bell-shaped flowers that often cover the whole tree when it is leafless.

Flame Tree Maintenance

Young Brachychiton acerifolius require regular watering and prefer mulching around the base with organic matter.

Once they attain an age of 8-10 years they resist drought well.

Flame Tree Alternative Names

It is commonly known as the flame tree, Illawarra flame tree, lacebark tree, or (along with other members of the genus) kurrajong.