Australian Bottle | Drought Tolerant Trees
The Australian Bottle (Brachychiton populneus) is a very hardy evergreen shade tree known best for its upright shape and bright green leaves. It boasts a temporary small, bell shaped white bloom followed by a uniquely boat-shaped woody seed. As it establishes, the canopy will develop a cone-shape, and becomes more rounded with maturity, providing a very unique growth pattern. The Australian Bottle is a very desert hardy tree and performs well in this environment with very little maintenance needed.
Moist to dry soil
Moderate to dense
24 inches per season
Spring or Summer
Summer or Fall
Large Brown Follicle
Pest & Disease
Susceptible to root rot; resistant to Oak Root Fungus.
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