Brachychiton rupestris – Queensland Bottle Tree

This hardy and adaptable large tree is one of Australia’s most interesting looking, and would make a great talking point for a larger garden, park or property. The name of bottle tree perfectly describes the shape of the trunk, which can reach a couple of metres in diameter, and acts as a water store. The bottle shape develops after around 5 to 10 years. It will drop its leaves before flowering.
The bottle tree does well on a wide range of soils, liking a well drained soil best. Once established it can take some frost, as well as withstanding high temperatures and drought.

Family : Sterculiaceae
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Plant Type : Large tree
Width : 12
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Brachychiton rupestris
Common Name : Queensland Bottle Tree
Height : 20
Flower Color : Cream, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
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Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects