Why the Illawarra's iconic flame trees are out so early this year

Kate McIlwain
Updated November 18 2023 - 9:40am, first published November 17 2023 - 1:55pm
Why the Illawarra's jacarandas and flame trees look so beautiful this year
Why the Illawarra's jacarandas and flame trees look so beautiful this year

Purple canopies of jacarandas might get all the attention, but nothing compares to the fiery displays from the Illawarra's iconic flame trees.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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