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BRACHYCHITON
 
The Kurrajongs are trees occurring from the dry inland to the rainforests. They are all deciduous for a short period in spring when many bell shaped flowers replace the leaves in a colourful mantle that covers the tree.
They are particularly conspicuous in the rainforest and when used as street trees or specimen in gardens.
A carpet of spent flowers covers the ground below for long periods.
The famous bottle tree occurs in the drier part of Queensland. They are featured as street trees in the Queensland town of Roma for instance and large specimens can be seen in the Sydney Botanical Garden.
 
Plant Name
Plant Description
Plant Image
Brachichyton acerifolius
FLAME TREE
 
Ornamental tree for moist well drained soil. Often deciduous when masses of brilliant red flowers smother the tree.The ground is carpeted with spent flowers in spring and summer. Spectacular when in flower.
 
Height 10m Width 3m   TALL TREE
Brachychititon acerifolius
Flame Tree
Fairhill Native Plants
Brachychiton
bidwillii
LITTLE KURRAJONG
 
An open tree for average to dry soils in full sun. The red flowers are clustered along the branches in profusion.
 
Height 5m Width 3m  TALL SHRUB
Brachychiton bidwillii
Fairhill Native Plants
Brachychiton
discolor
LACE BARK
 
Excellent specimen tree with large pink bell shaped flowers in spring and summer.
 
Height 6 - 10m
TALL TREE
 
Brachychiton discolour
Lace Bark
Fairhill Native Plants
Brachychiton rupestre
BOTTLE TREE
 
Outstanding tree with bottle shaped trunk for dry soils. A spectacular looking tree in the landscape. The Bottle tree is deciduous in summer when many white bell shaped flowers appear with mauve markings.
 
Height 8m Width 3m   TALL TREE
Brachychiton rupestris
Bottle Tree
Fairhill Native Plants