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Stenocarpus - firewheel tree

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Spectacular tall native shade tree with red wheel shaped flowers in late summer, and dark glossy lobed leaves year-round.
Take a trip to Maranoa Gardens in Victoria to see a good example of this beautiful rainforest native flourishing in a cooler climate.

Image JMK (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, cropped to size.

Stenocarpus sinuatus - firewheel tree

DESCRIPTION: Australian native tree with glossy ornate wavy lobed leaves and showy wheel-shaped flowers. Perfect for feature planting and streetscapes.
USES: Excellent for screening or as a specimen tree. Create a shady spot in the garden and enjoy watching the wildlife visit.
CARE: Tip prune while young to encourage a dense rounded shape. Stake and protect from strong wind and frost while the plant establishes.
PLANTING: Plant in well drained soil in full sun. Apply mulch and continue to water regularly until the plant is established. Usually around 12 weeks. Fertilise using native fertiliser yearly.
HEIGHT:  Usually 10 metres in full sun: up to 30 m in a warm shaded spot.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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