Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - November
|Common name ||Dorrigo waratah, waratah oak|
|Scientific name ||Alloxylon pinnatum (Maiden & Betche) P.H. Weston & Crisp|
|Etymology || |
Genus: Greek allos, another or foreign; xylon, meaning wood or tree.
Species: Latin pinnate, referring to the pinnate leaves.
|Distribution ||Occurs from the McPherson Ranges of south-eastern Queensland to Dorrigo in north-eastern New South Wales.|
|Native habitat ||Rainforest at moderate to high altitudes.|
|Description ||This is a highly ornamental medium tree with a bushy habit, attractive foliage and spectacular reddish-pink flowers which attract nectar-feeding birds. |
|Flowering/fruiting ||Once established it has a long flowering period sometimes stretching from spring to early autumn under favourable conditions.|
Location in Garden
You can see this beautiful plant in the Fruit Loop.
It can be a little difficult to establish in the garden as it needs shelter when young and prefers a well-drained, loamy soil and a humid climate.
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