Brachychiton rupestris 

Brachychiton rupestris 

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  • Foliage

    Variable, but typically adult leaves are narrowly elliptical and a deep green colour and up to 10 cm long.

  • Bark

    The bark is generally a mid-green colour becoming a grey colour as the tree ages. Can be lightly fissured. the bottle shaped trunk becomes more noticeable after five to eight years.

  • Ornamental Fruit

    Seeds are produced in a woody boat shaped follicles. The seeds are surrounded by hairs which some people may find irritating. The follicles tend to persist on the tree for an extended period.

  • Tree Habit

    Has a characteristic bulbous or swollen trunk that resembles a bottle and gives rise to the common name and makes this tree recognizable. Depending on the climate can be partly deciduous.

  • Flowers

    Pale creamy-yellow, bell-shaped flowers are produced in clusters on the branches from spring thorugh to early summer. Flowers tend to be hidden within the foliage and are insignificant.

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