A picture of a Illawarra flame tree

Illawarra flame tree

Brachychiton acerifolius

Also known as

Flame tree

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

36m

Max

12.5m

10m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Illawarra flame tree Overview

An extremely attractive flowering tall tree native to eastern Australia. Sprays of profuse dark red flowers appear in late spring.

Common problems with Illawarra flame tree

How to propagate Illawarra flame tree

Seed

Propagation is by fresh seed in spring.

Grafting

Grafting in the case of selected clones.

Other uses of Illawarra flame tree

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.