Bottle Tree

Brachychiton rupestris

Bottle Trees have a huge trunk our staff member Greg on holidays infront of the one in Roma QLD a must see a very popular stand out tree for Australia

Narrow Leaf Bottle Tree has a swollen bottle like trunk. The insignificant flowers followed by small interesting boat like pods. A very attractive specimen tree or useful indoor plant. This is the QLD bottle tree and is very similar in the way it looks to the Boab Tree also nicknamed bottle tree from Western Australia however they are a different family of plants. You can even try growing them in pots but the pot would need to be very large.
Other Names: QLD Bottle Tree

$2.75 ($2.75-$74.00 choose a size)

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Specifications of Bottle Tree

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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Bottle Tree Reviews & Tips

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Agnes E
★★★★★ 11months ago

Greenvale, VIC, Australia

Bottle Tree

I bought 2x Bottle Tree from seedlings Sept2020. I have it re-planted in a 25L grow bag and is now thriving. Time to excitedly wait how It goes.

6y ago

Moonee Ponds, VIC, Australia

Bottle Tree

I have grown a specimen for 10 plus years in a pot under a verandah facing west in Melbourne. Regular water and fertilizer and a prune to keep height down is all it needs to look great. Slow grower possibly due to weather.

★★★ 11y ago

KARALEE, QLD, Australia

Exotic tree, great looking new shoots

★★★★★ 11y ago


this is betty year 1  and now in her 3rd year  she is beautiful

★★★★ 12y ago

Munno Para, SA, Australia

i am going to grow this in a pot for a while till bigger then put into the ground.

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