Bottle Tree

Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris):

Also called the “the narrow-leaved bottle tree” or “Queensland bottle tree,” this native Australian semi-deciduous succulent tree is featured in parks, gardens, and other landscaped areas. Bottle trees get their name from the distinctive bottle shape they form towards the bottom of the trunk between the ages of 5 and 8 years. With narrow leaf blades, dark gray bark, and bulbous trunk, this tree is a stand-out.

Light Needs:

Full sun

Watering Needs:

Occasional watering required

Average Landscape Size:

Slow growing with a 20-30 foot spread and at 25-40-foot height when mature

Key Features:

Light yellow or cream-colored flowers with red accents in the spring and summer

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