6 to 12m
Spreading, deciduous tree.
Opposite and petiolate, lanceolate, with pinnate venation.
Large, tubular shaped, deep yellow colour, about 2 inches long; (February to April) before the tree has grown back any leaves.
Bark / Trunk:
Smooth bark and straight trunk.
Vigour / Longevity:
Slow growing long lasting up to 60 years.
Full sun, Protect from wind when flowering.
Tolerant of coastal situations and light frost once established.
Soil / Drainage:
Deep humus rich soils with good drainage.
Prune after flowering if tree needs shaping.
Once a year with slow release fertiliser.
Pests / Diseases:
Spider Mites, Leaf Spot.
Well suited to coastal gardens, great shade tree, street trees or border planting.
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