Juvenile - left, adult leaf right
Description: This species from West Australia gets its name from the red flower cap that provides an interesting contrast to the yellow flowers in early summer. The flowers are very large, followed by showy seed pods nearly 2" across. Prefers sun and frost-free climate without summer humidity. Found on coastal limestone areas, the trunk is smooth white, often bent and does best in poor sands or sandy loams with low fertility. Very popular tree frequently planted in West Australia and South Australia.
Culture: Sun, acid pH, sand or sandy loam, well drained.
Uses: Ornamental plantings, planting along coastal areas.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Small tree or mallee to 25', lignotuber|
|Soil Type||Sandy loam|
|Soil Moisture (minimum)||480 mm (18.46") per year|
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