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Also known as: Flame Of The Forest, Parrot Tree
A riot of salmon/pink/orange colored flowers cover the entire crown of this medium sized tree, growing from 20-40 feet high. The trunk is usually crooked & twisted with irregular branches & rough, grey bark.
The tree is not all that appealing in Dec/Jan when it looses all its leaves, but from Jan-March it truly becomes a tree of flame. The leaves, which appear in April and May, are 10-18" wide. When fresh they are like soft suede; thick, velvety and a beautiful pale, bronze green. Old leaves are as firm and tough as leather, smooth above and hairy below. This silky down gives them a silvery appearance from a distance.
The curved parrot beak blooms contain much nectar which attracts frequent visits of many species of birds. A brilliant coloring matter can be obtained from this infusion of flowers which can be made into a dye. The leaves & seeds have many medicinal properties including help with intestinal worms, skin disorders, diabetes, sore throats, & many more.
This tree is frost sensitive, has a high drought tolerance, and a good salt tolerance. It can be grown in a container for a specimen plant.
This offer is for 25 large seeds
*We also offer this species in packs of 5 and 100 seeds.
International buyers will have to email us for proper shipping costs and invoice.
Please email us when you're done with your shopping cart if you're purchasing multiple plants or seeds, we may need to adjust proper combined shipping costs, thank you!