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Brachychiton rupestris

Queensland bottle tree

Brachychiton rupestris is a drought tolerant tree from Australia that forms thick "bottle" trunks. It is often confused with Baobab trees because of its unique shape, though this species is much hardier. This tree deroots easily, but be aware that this plant will grow rapidly once planted in the ground.

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Brachychiton rupestris

Queensland bottle tree

Brachychiton rupestris is a drought tolerant tree from Australia that forms thick "bottle" trunks. It is often confused with Baobab trees because of its unique shape, though this species is much hardier. This tree deroots easily, but be aware that this plant will grow rapidly once planted in the ground.

Key Plant details

Cold Tolerance:

15°F (-9°C)

Growth Rate:

Fast once established

Total Height:

40 ft

Habit:

Solitary trunk

Leaf Structure:

Canopy size:

Trunk width:

Up to 6 ft wide

Exposure:

Full sun

Soil requirements:

Tolerances:

Reproduction:

Water usage:

Low

HEat requirement:

Full sun

Hazards:

Seed pods contain glochids

Native origin:

Queensland, Australia

Further Reading:

What makes our plants so special? Our location on the cliffs of Santa Barbara receives over 280 days of sunshine a year and we utilize our indigenous soil, mixing it with a specialized amendment. Our plants are routinely watered, fertilized, and trimmed. We always aid our plants to proper health when needs arise, and we do so without the use of sprays.

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