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Bottletree

Brachychiton spp.

Also known as

Kurrajong

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Bottletree Overview

Brachychiton is a genus containing around 32 species of mostly evergreen shrubs and trees, they grow between 4-30m tall and some are deciduous in dry climates. Others are modified to store water in thickened trunks and can survive periods of drought. These plants are termed monoecious, producing male and female flowers on the same individual plant. Flowering occurs in spring and summer and is the main reason for their cultivation, but the foliage can also turn vivid red, so makes a nice autumnal addition. Flowers are bell-shaped and brightly coloured, but colouration varies within species, with white and pink being the most common. Most species originate from Australia, with one species from New Guinea.

Common problems with Bottletree

How to propagate Bottletree

Seed

Propagation is by fresh seed in spring.

Grafting

Grafting in the case of selected clones.

Special features of Bottletree

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Bottletree

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.