Alloxylon flammeum - Tree Waratah

Alloxylon flammeum is one of the most spectacular flowering plants in the Australian rainforest.  In spring, the crown of the tree is completely covered with large heads of bright red flowers.

It is quite hardy and will need only a little extra water to survive in the dry season, but must be grown in full sun if it is to flower.  In northern  Queensland, the Tree Waratah will  flower in two to four years; in southern areas it may take six to eight years.

It makes a striking specimen tree.  


Bridle Creek, Atherton Tableland, and Mulgrave River Valley, in moist to wet rainforest.