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Brachychiton rupestris (Queensland bottle tree, Queensland Kurrajong)

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Plant description

brachychiton rupestris queensland bottle tree 1

The Queensland bottle tree is a remarkable tree with its fabulous bottle shaped trunk. A large tree, growing to twenty metres tall, so it is best in large gardens, parks and farms where it can be seen at its best. Good for shade. It has clusters of yellow flowers hidden away under the leaves. It is slow growing, and takes a few years to form the iconic trunk. Suits most soils and climate zones. Can take heat and frost well. Best in full sun.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 20 metres
Minimum height: 15 metres

Maximum width: 8 metres
Minimum width: 7 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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