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).