This medium-sized to large tree found in sub-tropical rainforests of New South Wales and Queensland is renowned for producing masses of small bright-red, bell-shaped flowers on leafless branches in late spring or at the end of the dry season.
It is deciduous and sheds its leaves after the dry season. When in leaf, it is recognised by its straight, stout greenish-grey trunk and a dense crown of moderately large glossy leaves that vary in shape but commonly resemble Maple leaves. The dark brown seed pods contain masses of thin bristles which are best avoided. It is little wonder that this stunning flowering tree is planted around the world.
How high can I grow? Up to 35m.