Illawarra Flame Tree - Brachychiton Acerifolia

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Native to Australia, this brilliant medium sized, deciduous tree has bright red flowers which are produced after the leaves are shed, the effect is that of a tree on fire hence the name flame tree.

The flame tree is an attractive specimen tree suitable for large garden. Young plants are useful indoors.

Common Name: Illawarra Flame Tree Botanical Name: Brachychiton acerifolius Plant size: 20 - 20cm Pot size: 75mm Max growth: Grows to about 10 - 20m high and 5m wide Maintenance: Suits coastal conditions, tropical areas and cool climtates. Keep moist during the growing months. Feed regularly with organic fertiliser or a general purpose slow release fertiliser Planting: Dig a hole twice the width of the container

Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical


  • Bird attracting
  • Striking Flowers

Garden Style

  • Cottage Garden
  • Native Garden

Growth Rate

  • Fast


  • Wind break

Plant Type

  • Deciduous
  • Foliage Plants
  • Large Trees
  • Natives
  • Shade Tree


  • Full Sun


  • Feature planting

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