Bottle Tree

Brachychiton rupestris  – Queensland Bottle Tree

Native to Australia the Queensland Bottle Tree is drought tolerant once established.  A very easy tree to grow.  Any type of fertiliser can be used.  If using chicken manure, make sure it is not fresh – (must be well decayed).   Ideally feed in Autumn and Spring and keep the water up over the warmer months of the year to ensure a beautiful tree in the garden.  Can reach 8 – 10 metres high in Victoria.  Prefers full sun/part shade and a free draining soil.  If planting in clay soil, ensure it will not sit in wet soil over the cooler months.  (A raised bed or metal ring would solve this problem).