Queensland Maple, Silkwood, Red Beech

Tree to 30 Metres


Dense Spreading Habit.
Dark Green leaves with White flower clusters in Summer
Interesting Spiky Seed Capsule

Family: Flindersiaceae

Natural Habitat: Dry Rainforest

Aspect: Full Sun / Semi-Shade

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Well-Drained

Special Features:
• Good Shade Tree
• Good Specimen Tree
• Host plant for Orchard Swallowtail butterfly (Papipio aegeus)

Garden Styles:

  • Native Rainforest
  • Gardening for Biodiversity

Extra information:

North Queensland Heritage Listing has led to a shortage of timber from this tree.

Timber from this tree was used for Propellers, in the frame of the Mosquito Bomber and for Rifle Stocks in World War 2