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Brachychiton australis - Broad-leafed Bottle Tree, Large-leafed Kurrajong


Brachychiton australis - Broad-leafed Bottle Tree, Large-leafed Kurrajong (Brachychiton australis - Broad-leafed Bottle Tree, Large-leafed Kurrajong)

This beautiful tree has large maple-like leaves which drop in late spring just before it starts to bloom. Photo taken Feb. 23, 2010.



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I'm thinking of planting one in my garden (zone 9). Is it a hardy? Fast-growing? Does it need a lot of water? How old should it be to start flowering?

15 Apr, 2010

 

Convr:

It's hardy to zone 9b or 25 degrees F./ -3 degrees C. from what I've read. This tree doesn't get exposed to freezing temps here in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

This tree is fast growing and is very drought tolerant.

15 Apr, 2010

 

Thank you very much for the info Delonix1!

17 Apr, 2010

 

Convr:

You're welcome! Hope your Brachychiton australis grows well for you! : > )

18 Apr, 2010



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