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'|
|Native||Northern Territory, West Australia|
Saturday August 27, 2011 06:32 PM