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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
Propagation is by fresh seed in spring.
Grafting in the case of selected clones.
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Other uses of Bottletree
Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.