Rotary Tree / Fire Wheel Tree
Origin: New South Wales
Evergreen, broadleaf tree. Slow growth rate, 20 - 30' in height, 10 -
20' spread. Round to oval shape.
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.
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.
Dehiscent, capsule, dark brown, 2 - 2 1/2" ,
elliptic shape. STEM/TRUNK:
Tan to light brown and smooth.
Full sun; Hardiness: Sunset zones: 16, 17, 20 - 24.
Acid, moist, and well drained.
Chelated iron, when foliage is chlorotic.
background, fences/walls, foliage, flower, patio tree, shade, seasonal
Very tender when young. Very little leaf drop. This tree has been adopted
by the Rotary Club as its logo.
of Los Angeles - Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services