Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Name That Tree

Can anyone identify this tree for me? It's a very large deciduous tree, growing in a neighbour's front yard. Here's what the trunk and leaves look like:
It is flowering at the moment. The flowers are a long way up in the tree, so unfortunately this picture isn't as clear as I might have liked.
I first noticed it a few years back when it flowered on bare branches in summer - perhaps it didn't like the dry hot conditions? That year it grew new leaves after flowering. Normally it is in full leaf when it flowers, and so the flowers aren't particularly noticeable.


  1. Brachychiton acerifolius I think. Nice picture of the flower. :o)

  2. Dee thanks for putting me on the right track. On further research, I think it is Brachychiton discolor, the Lacebark Kurrajong or Pink Flame Tree.

  3. I think you are right Vireya. I really should have checked before I wrote it. Not a tree I have first hand experience with. Sorry.

  4. Please don't apologise! I would never have found it without your lead. I wasn't thinking it was a native at all, so hadn't even looked at Australian trees.