If you like the look of waratahs but find them too difficult to grow, then this is another option. You’ll need a bit more room to plant it, but once established this tree will give you masses of showy flowers at the same time of year as the waratah. It grows well as far south as southern Victoria and likes cool, moist, humid climates - although it’s doing well here at Mount Annan.
When established, plants are tolerant of moderate frosts and will withstand full sun. They appreciate a good mulch and watering during dry periods.