Australian Bottle Tree | 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.

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Water Needs

Moist to dry soil


Full sun


30-50 feet

Canopy Width

30 feet


Moderate to dense

Growth Rate

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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