TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

Brachychiton acerifolius, Flame Tree

Brachychiton acerifolius

Flame Tree
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiBig tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Rainforest tree. This spectacular Australian tree is often conical in shape with dark green glossy leaves, deeply lobed when young. The upper trunk is green. Bright red bell flowers occur when the tree is wholly or partly deciduous, and are followed by thick black pods. Very conspicuous in flower in gardens and in the rainforest.


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Brachychiton acerifolium - Flame tree

Flame tree - very showy! This spectacular Australian tree is often conical in shape with dark green glossy leaves, deeply lobed when young. The upper trunk is green. Bright red bell flowers occur when the tree is wholly or partly deciduous, and are followed by thick black pods. Very conspicuous in flower in gardens and in the rainforest.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot