Brachychiton populneus

Kurrajong

 

A large tree to about 60' with a dense, rounded crown.  The flowers are bell-shaped, a cream color with a reddish-brown inside and appear in summer.  Not fussy about soil types, frost tolerant and drought tolerant as well.  An excellent street or landscape tree.  The trunk when young is shaped like a bottle, but loses this wide base as it ages.  Can also be used for fodder. Reported as hardy to about +20 degrees F. Well worth trying for something different in the landscape. Native: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Tree to 60'
Flower Color Cream,  bell shape
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Average moisture, less during winter
Native Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria
Family Sterculiaceae

Key Benefits

bulletUnique, bottle shape at base when young
bulletAttractive container plant
bulletLow water use

Additional Features

bulletDrought and frost tolerant
bulletHardy in most soils
bulletCan be used as fodder

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Pour just boiled water over seed and let soak 24 hrs.  Then sow seed 1/4" deep in well drained media.  Give preventive fungicidal drench.  Germinate 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.

 

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