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Brachychiton rupestris

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Size: 300L
Available: 4
$/Unit (EX GST): $2,047.50 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $2,252.25 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Brachychiton rupestris Queensland Bottle Tree, Narrow Leaved Bottle Tree,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Irregular Shape, Open Canopy, Upright

Unique ornamental feature tree with a distinctive trunk. Native to northern Australia a tough drought drought tolerant tree that stores water within the trunk giving it the swollen shape that starts to show after about 5-8 years of age. Tolerant to a range of dramatic climate conditions, the tree will drop its leaves before it sets flowering. A significant tree in aboriginal culture with many uses. Can be used as a effective bonsai specimen.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Erosion Control, Feature, Indoor Plant, Low Water Garden, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: A very tough low maintenance tree that will tolerate a range of conditions. Just ensure that the bark of the tree is protected from any damage and that mulch is not piled against trunk to reduce any chance of trunk infection.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Sterculiaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low, Medium / Moderate
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High