Illawarra Flame Tree $88 (Brachychiton acerifolius) in bags 4-6ft 4 sale online here

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he Illawarra Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius), is a large tree native to subtropical regions on the east coast of Australia.

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

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Along with other members of the Brachychiton genus, it is commonly referred to as a Kurrajong.

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This tree is tolerant of temperate climates and is now cultivated world-over for its beauty.

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However, the maximum height of 40 m is reached only in the original, warmer, habitat. It usually grows to be about 20 m.

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Similarly to its Kurrajong relatives the leaves are variable, with up to 7 deep lobes. It is deciduous – shedding its leaves after the dry season.

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Ready for the summer rains. In areas where the winter is not particularly dry, this natural rhythm may become somewhat erratic and the tree may flower only partially.

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Flowers are scarlet bells with 5 partially fused petals. The pod-like fruits (technically known as follicles) are dark brown, wide, boat-shaped and about 10 cm long.

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They contain masses of thin bristles that stick in the skin, as well as yellow seeds. These are nutritious and were eaten by Aborigines after toasting. but these do need to be treated first and many other nicer things to bother with than these.

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I have these in assorted sizes from $88 to $880 in [200 litre grow bags] depending on size etc. Currently no smaller ones in stock. If you want smaller, then ask me & I will ask my grower on stock levels.

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The $88 one is around 4-6ft tall in a 45 litre grow bag..Stock levels change every day, so check with me as to what I have on the day.

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Currently I have a number of flame trees around 3 to 5 metres in 200 litre grow-bags as well…Henry

Any questions or if buying, contact me HERE

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