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Queensland Bottle Tree
Scientific Name: Brachychiton rupestris (Lindl.) K. Schum.
Family: Sterculiaceae
Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)
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Brachychiton rupestris in Art Pacheco's collection
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12-13
USDA: 9-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F (-7 C) for short periods of time

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia (southeastern Queensland)

Growth Habits: Drought deciduous caudiciform tree, rapidly up to 30 feet tall (9 m), trunk up to 5 feet in diameter (1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate to little water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)

Blooming Habits:
The Queensland Bottle Tree has bell shaped, yellowish flowers in early summer. It grows rapidly if it gets enough water and fertilizer.

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