Flame Tree - Live Plant in a 4 Inch Pot - Brachychiton Acerifolius - Striking Deciduous Flowering Tree
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- Grown, Packaged and Shipped exclusively by Wekiva Foliage. A striking deciduous tree from Australia that grows upright to reach 40-60 feet tall with spread about half its height but is usually seen in California in the 30 to 40 foot range. It has a stout trunk and older stems that have a wrinkled gray colored bark with newer green stems holding shiny bright green lagre leaves that are 6 to 9 inches long and deeply lobed on younger trees that become more shallowly lobed on older trees.
- In later spring, often while the tree is still completely leafless, appear the waxy bell shaped red flowers held in pendant clusters that on good years can cover the entire tree. The flowers fall cleanly, creating a nice display on the ground and are followed by 5 inch long dark brown woody fruit pods that split along the seam to display yellow seed.
- Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently when in leaf - blooms best in drier winter years and when not irrigated and can be semi-evergreen with early and continuous fall and winter rains. Drought tolerant once established.
- Young trees a bit more tender but eventually hardy to about 25° F. A nice clean plant with a compact root system that does not raise pavement or have a lot of leaf drop so useful as a street of patio tree or even as a container specimen or indoor house plant.
- In Australia, where this tree grows throughout the subtropical regions in coastal shrub and forests along the east coast of Australia from Illawarra to Cape York, it is known as Flame Tree and Illawarra Flame Tree. It is also called Kurrajong, though this name is usually associated with Brachychiton populneus.
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Wekiva Foliage is located in the heart of Wekiva Springs in Apopka, Florida. We have been specializing in growing landscape and indoor plants for over 20 years and have been in the foliage industry for over 50 years.
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