Stenocarpus sinuatus

This Australian species is called the Firewheel Tree, because of its orange-red striking blooms.

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This Australian species is called the Firewheel Tree, because of its orange-red striking blooms. It is in the Proteaceae family and it is by far the largest ornamental species in the family, which is chiefly represented by shrubs. It is beautiful in all its parts, with some striking glossy dark foliage and elegan habit. It grows in warm Mediterranean to Tropical conditions.


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Pictures are from wikimedia commons::

The close up of anthers: By Nadiatalent - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18507647

The one with many blooms: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stenocarpus_sinuatus_maranoa_email.jpg

Drawing: By New York Botanical Garden - https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/16585228518/Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/addisoniacolored08newy/#page/n121/mode/1up, No restrictions, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42328916
Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Proteaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Flowering Season Spring
Plant type Woody
Color Red
Care Pot
Shape Trees