Illawarra Flame Tree

Brachychiton acerifolius

The beautiful, bright red, bell-shaped flowers of the Illawarra flame tree are a sight to see throughout eastern Australia. This tree is deciduous, meaning it sheds its leaves after the dry season! They are capable of reaching great heights of over 20 metres!

Distribution: Eastern Queensland and New South Wales

Height: Over 20 metres

Width: Up to 10 metres

Season: Spring

Location at Australia Zoo: African Savannah

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