Botanical Name: Schotia brachypetala
The common name of Parrot Tree derives from the large numbers of parrots attracted to the tree during its flowering season. Flowers appear in spring, are numerous, deep red, and filled with nectar, although exact flowering times vary from tree to tree. The name, Drunken Parrot Tree derives from the fact that the individual flowers contain so much nectar that it has a tendency to ferment before the birds can eat it all, resulting in a mild narcotic effect on the birds. A medium to large, spreading tree, growing up to 20 meters, but more commonly from 5 to 10 meters depending on conditions.
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Customer Comments on Parrot Tree
Didn't thrive in shady spot so moved into large pot on sun and going gang busters. Will put into ground in new house! | S Fernando - Randwick , NSW 07-Jul-2017
Attracts Lorikeet Parrots;they love the sweet nectar that comes from the beautiful red flame flowers. | Vicki-ann Miller - Monto, QUEEN 05-Nov-2014
Beautiful flowers, minor pruning, full of parrots feeding. A tree worth the wait in the maturing. | Cheryl Baxter - Numinbah Valley, QLD 16-Jun-2014
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