Australian Native Plants

  Chorilaena quercifolia (Karri Oak)


Chorilaena quercifolia photo
Chorilaena quercifolia, Karwarra Gardens, Kalorama, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




KARRI OAK FACTS

distribution map showing range of Chorilaena quercifolia in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Karri Oak

Description
The Karri Oak is a dense shrub from the Karri forests of south-west Western Australia. The leaves are shaped like oak leaves. The flowers are produced on hanging flower heads, and are usually green, but some forms have yellow, white, red or pink flowers. Flowers in late spring and early summer.

Height
1m - 4m

Spread
1m - 3m

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Sapindales
Family:Rutaceae
Genus:Chorilaena
Species:quercifolia
Common Name:Karri Oak