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Friday, 27 January 2012

Alloxylon flammeum Tree Canopy In Full Flower

Common Names: Queensland Tree Waratah, Red Silky Oak
Species: Alloxylon flammeum

Alloxylon flammeum (family Proteaceae) is commony known as the Queensland Tree Waratah or Red Silky Oak. In rainforest conditions it can reach 33m tall. It is hardy and adaptable but not widely grown. It grows best in a low-phosphorous, deep, well drained soil rich in organic matter and requires partial shade when young.