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  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)
  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)
  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)
  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)
  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)
  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)
  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)
  • FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)

FLINDERSIA oppositifolia (Mountain Silkwood)

A medium evergreen native tree (8-12 metres) with a rounded form and attractive lime green new leaves contrasting against the mature deep green foliage.    It has an attractive trunk which looks like raw silk and bears small racemes of bright red flowers in spring.   It is well known for its environmental adaptability and is excellent in tough conditions.  Makes an attractive avenue and street tree with natural clear trunk height around 2m.

HEIGHT AND SHAPE AT MATURITY
Medium tree:  8-12 metres
Rounded shape

SPECIAL USES
As a street tree
As a specimen
As a shade tree
As a windbreak
As a screen
Along roadside
Has non-invasive roots

CONDITIONS
Suitable in full sun
Suitable in light shade
Suitable in most soils
Needs well drained soil
Is resistant to drought
Is tolerant of moderate frost
Is tolerant of tropical heat