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Family: Caesalpiniaceae


Native to subtropical rainforests of Australia it can still be seen in natural forests around South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Will grow from the tropics and warm temperate climates.


A slow growing but highly desirable tree that has great potential in gardens, parks and public spaces.

Possibly attaining a height of 20m in natural forests, but reported as 6m for domestication.

Glossy heart shaped leaves provide a backdrop to vibrant golden clusters of flowers borne in late spring/early summer.


Only one species

Barklya syringifolia (Crown of Gold Tree)


Landscape Use:

Specimen tree

Native Garden


Note: this plant was featured in the first issue of subTropical Gardening magazine www.stgmagazine.com

Barklya tree
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Barklya flower
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