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Stenocarpus sinuatus (Fire Wheel Tree)

by Andrew Scales | April 20, 2011

Stenocarpus sinuatus(Fire Wheel Tree)

SPECIES: Stenocarpus sinuatus (Fire Wheel Tree)
DIMENSIONS: 12m x 6m wide (Can reach 30m in rainforest)
ORIGIN: Northern NSW to Queensland (Tropical Rainforest)
SOIL TYPE: Suits most soil types and tolerates dry periods once established. Prefers moist, well drained soil semi-shade.
ASPECT: Sunny position or partial sunlight.
TOLERANCE: Tolerates shade and full sun and dry periods once established.
USES: Can be grown for its profuse floral display, bird attracting or as a screening plant or simply used as a feature or ornamental tree.

The stem is erect with a narrow spreading crown. The leaves are a fresh green colour and the ornamental flower are bright red in a circle formation, hence the name ‘Firewheel Tree’. The red flowers cover the canopy in summer, between February and March.

Fire Wheel Tree

Fire Wheel Tree flower and leaves