Parrot Tree

Schotia brachypetala

Parrot tree Schotia brachypetala By Stickpen [CC0] (Photo Credits)

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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Specifications of Parrot Tree

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

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Parrot Tree Reviews & Tips

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S Fernando
3y ago

Randwick , NSW, Australia

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!

Vicki-ann Miller
6y ago

Monto, QUEEN, Australia

Parrot Tree

Attracts Lorikeet Parrots;they love the sweet nectar that comes from the beautiful red flame flowers.

Cheryl Baxter
6y ago

Numinbah Valley, QLD, Australia

Parrot Tree

Beautiful flowers, minor pruning, full of parrots feeding. A tree worth the wait in the maturing.

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