Origin: Disjunct populations are found from the Cape York Peninsula southwards to the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, but the greatest concentration of the population is in the dryer areas of the Illawarra Range.
Habit: Typically 10-15m x 8-10m
Description: Semi-deciduous, maple-like foliage and fantastic flower display of masses of bright scarlet flowers that come out just before Christmas. These flowers are frequently followed by long follicle fruits.
Tolerances: Succeeds in many conditions
Notes: The fruits donâ€™t seem to have the itchy character found with B. populneus.
Root space: Based on mature size tree would require approximately 47m3 root volume (Crown projection method).
Reference: Spencer, R. 1997, Horticultural flora of south-eastern Australia, Volume 2, University of New South Wales Press.
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