Don’s Expert Answers: Can you identify this native tree please

Question From:
Solara Zwaneveld in Tighes Hill, Newcastle New South Wales

Nature of problem:
Can you identify this native tree please

Type of Plant (if known):
Leaves are large similar to philodendrons. Flowers are red & spidery at the top of the tree. Very tall slim grey & smooth trunk

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:

How long since you planted it:
7-8 years

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
in the ground

What other treatments have you given the plant:

Upload photo if available:

Other Comments:

Hi Solara, thanks for the good photo – it makes my job much easier. The tree is a Queensland Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus) – it grows about 8m tall in gardens and has a narrow crown. Don