Adansonia gregorii

Boab, Baobab, Australian Bottle Tree


Description: Tree to about 30' with a unique, swollen bottle-like trunk.  This deciduous tree bears large white flowers and ball-like fruits to 10 cm diameter.  Growth starts off quickly, then slows down.  Native in Australia in the NT and WA.  It prefers a loamy soil and has a smooth, brown to yellowish-green bark.  The swollen trunk can grow to 9' in diameter.  Tropical - but reported to make an nice indoor plant while young.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Tree to 30'
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low moisture
Native Northern Territory, West Australia
Key Benefits
bulletUnique, swollen trunk
bulletLarge white flowers

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* Seed germinates best if given hot water soak or use scarified seed.
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