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Illawarra Flame Tree
Flametree, Flame Kurrajong, Lacebark Tree
The Illawarra Flame Tree is a large tree growing to 40 m tall, although in cultivation it grows to about 20 m. The leaves are variable in shape and can be lobed with 3 to 5 lobes, and grow 12 cm to 20 cm long and 5 cm to 18 cm wide. The tree is deciduous and bare from about between October to December, with new foliage produced in summer. The tree flowers profusely in spring when the tree is bare. The flowers are brilliant red, bell-shaped, with 5 partially fused petals, and about 2 cm to 3 cm long. The seed pods are brown in colour, boat-shaped, and grow about 10 cm long and 4 cm wide.
The Illawarra Flame Tree is found in Cape York Peninsula, eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales.
Height: 10m - 40m
Spread: 10m - 15m
|Common Name:||Illawarra Flame Tree|
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