Stenocarpus sinuatus - Firewheel Tree
Family: Proteaceae

Spectacular tree 10-15m.
Striking red wheel-shaped flowers.
The crimson flower heads bloom inside the outer foliage giving it a spectacular glowing appearance in late summer.
It has a dense columnar silhouette and very dark glossy leaves with broadly wavy edges
Foliage on juvenile trees is deeply lobed.
Flattened follicles open wide at maturity, displaying 2 rows of neatly overlapping winged seeds.
Commonly found in the wetter rainforests.
Bird attracting.

It flowers most years in great abundance.
The seeds germinate in about 3 weeks and can be cold-stored for some time.

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17.04.20 x3