Illawara Flame Tree

Brachychiton acerifolius

Location:  Beside the practice green

Other locations on course:

The most prolifically flowering example is on the far side of the practice tee.

In the garden between the 2nd green and the 3rd tee.
Behind the 7th green.

Origin & distribution: The coastal rainforest region of northern New South Wales and Queensland.
Height: to 30 metres.
Uses: Widely used as an ornamental tree.

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If the winter is dry, flowering is likely to be erratic and partial.  

It is related to the currajong (Brachychiton populneum).  There are two small currajongs near the 10th tee.

It adapts well to various climates.


“Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing” (Abraham Lincoln)