Alloxylon flammeum – Tree Waratah

The tree waratah is a spectacular flowering large tree from North Queensland rainforest areas. It grows to 25 metres there, but is smaller in cultivation. It has large bright red flowers in spring, displayed on the ends of the branches. It is a hardy and adaptable tree for farms and parks. It can be grown on a wide range of soils, and tolerates moderate frost. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native fertiliser if needed.
This plant used to be known as Oreocallis wickhamii.


Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 10
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bird nesting plant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Alloxylon flammeum
Common Name : Tree Waratah
Height : 30
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment :
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects