Categories: Deciduous
      Date: Mar 20, 2008
     Title: Brachychiton acerifolius " Flame Bottle Tree"
Brachychiton acerifolius "Flame Bottle Tree"
summary


Type
Deciduous, Winter
Size
25-50 feet
Spread:
25-35 feet
Growth Rate
Fast 
Origin
Australia
Flowers
Pink or red, 1/2" bell shaped, Spring 
Stems/Trunks
Green attractive bark, single trunk
Leaves
8-12" green, looks like maple leaf  
Fruit
Pods in clusters, summer time
LANDSCAPE USES
  • specimen tree
  • residential and street tree
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Environment: full sun
  • Irrigation: drought tolerant
  • Soil: sandy, clay, acidic, alkaline
  • Pest/Diseases: scale, borers
  • Propagation: seed
  • Maintenance: establish central leader  
  • Commercial Availability: good
  • Remarks: attractive blooms and fruit