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.
|Scientific Name:||Brachychiton rupestris|
|Common Name:||Queensland Bottle Tree|
|Plant Type:||Large tree|
|Height:||18 ~ 20 metres|
|Width:||5 ~ 12 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.