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Illawarra Flame Tree

Another red-flowering native, this tree loses its leaves just before flowering and, in a good season, can be a towering pillar of red.

Stenocarpus (Queensland Firewheel Tree)

At blooming time, this rainforest tree looks as if it’s lit up from within by the red pinwheel flowers that cluster among its branches.

Gordonia

On the borderline between a tree and a shrub, but able to be pruned into a tree-like shape (which shows off its attractive bark), gordonia’s ‘fried egg’ flowers can be close to 10cm across.

Jacaranda

This glorious South American native usually flowers when the tree is bare of leaves, which enhances the magnificent effect.

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Magnolia

Another tree that usually blooms on bare branches, every deciduous magnolia is a garden aristocrat.

 

This information is from the Yates Garden Guide: fully revised & updated 44th edition, HarperCollins, $39.99. You can have this information and so much more at your fingertips by purchasing the Yates Garden Guide, available at all leading bookstores and Bunnings stores.


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