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Waratah - Alloxylon

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Spectacular in full flower, this native rainforest tree grows happily anywhere frost-free with regular rainfall or irrigation. Long glossy dark leaves in rosettes; curly vermilion-red flowers sit proud of the branches. Supposedly happiest in cool humid locations but grows well in Melbourne, Sydney, and here on the Sunshine Coast!

Alloxylon - Queensland waratah tree
APPEARANCE : Impressive evergreen native tree from FNQ decorated with brilliant vermilion-red pincushion flowers early spring to summer. Large distinctive seedpods.
USE FOR : Feature planting and acreage so it has room to shine. Attracts nectar feeding birds and wildlife. Excellent as cut flowers in the home.
PLANTING : Plant in free-draining soil. Mulch after planting to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes. Very adaptable as to climate and soil; needs a frost free location.
CARE :  Needs little care once established except supplementary watering in dry periods and a good annual mulch.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 10 m H x 5 m W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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