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Stenocarpus sinuatus/Firewheel Tree

Stenocarpus sinuatus / Stenocarpus sinuatus
Large prominent, coarse-textured leaves
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Large prominent, coarse-textured leaves

Large, oak-like leaves which are deeply lobed


Trunk of the Firewheel Tree

Close-up view of the foliage

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Scientific Name: Stenocarpus sinuatus
Common Name: Firewheel Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is an evergreen tree that is noted for it bright red and yellow flowers and dark green, leathery leaves which are often deeply lobed. Flowers are in the shape of a wagon wheel, thus the common name. Quite prevalent in Santa Barbara, California area.