Brachychiton acerifolius – Flame Tree
Brachychiton acerifolius is also known as Flame Tree due its spectacular flowering characteristic and scarlet red blooms. During flowering season, the tree sheds its leaves and produces abundant vibrant red flowers covering the whole crown, which resembles a tree on fire. A few months after the jettisoning of the leaves, the tree produces masses of bell-shaped vivid scarlet flowers. They do not always flower annually and put on their best display maybe only once every five years, especially after a hot dry summer.