Stenocarpus sinuatus
Rotary Tree / Fire Wheel Tree

Protaceae (Protea Family)
Origin: New South Wales

SPECIES CHARACTERISTICS:
Evergreen, broadleaf tree. Slow growth rate, 20 - 30' in height, 10 - 20' spread. Round to oval shape.
FOLIAGE:
Simple leaf, pinnate venation, alternate arrangement. Leaves on Young trees may be 10 - 12" long and deeply lobed. On older trees leaves are smaller and less lobed or not lobed at all. Leaves are deep green.
FLOWER:
Perfect, 2 - 3" in size. Small yellow flowers are borne at the end of the red stalks an originating from the same point resembling the spokes of a wheel. Fall.
FRUIT:
Dehiscent, capsule, dark brown, 2 - 2 1/2" , elliptic shape. STEM/TRUNK:
Single trunk.
BARK:
Tan to light brown and smooth.
EXPOSURE:

Full sun; Hardiness: Sunset zones: 16, 17, 20 - 24.
SOIL:
Acid, moist, and well drained.
WATER:
Moderate.
FERTILIZER:
Chelated iron, when foliage is chlorotic.
PRUNING:
For clearance.

PROPAGATION:
Seed -cutting.
USES:

Accent, background, fences/walls, foliage, flower, patio tree, shade, seasonal color .
COMMENTS:
Very tender when young. Very little leaf drop. This tree has been adopted by the Rotary Club as its logo.

 

 

 

 

 

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