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Queensland Bottle Tree

A drought hardy tree that forms a swollen or bottle trunk for water storage which grows to 30 feet.  Leaves are linear and flowers are small with reflexed petals.  Fruit is a boat-shaped follicle which opens along a single cleavage to reveal yellow seeds.  This is an excellent accent plant in the landscape with the added benefit of being able to tolerate limited irregation.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Brachychiton rupestris has free reflexed petals with a light red tinge
Latin Name: 
Brachychiton rupestris
Family Name: 
Sterculiaceae
Place of Origin: 
Queensland, Australia
Bloom Time: 
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Oct
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Garden Location: 
Tram Rd. at Old Entrance