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Lacebark Kurrajong, Pink Flame Tree
Scientific Name: Brachychiton discolor F. Muell.
Synonym: Sterculia discolor
Family: Sterculiaceae
Lacebark Kurrajong, Pink Flame Tree (Brachychiton  discolor)
Brachychiton discolor in Art Pacheco's collection
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia (New South Wales to southern Queensland)

Growth Habits: Caudiciform tree, pyramidal, up to 66 to 100 feet tall (20-30 m); smooth bark; deeply 3 to 7-lobed leaves, 4 to 6 inches long (10-15 cm), 4 to 8 inches across (10-20 cm),

Watering Needs: Moderate to little water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

The epithet 'discolor' comes from the Latin for 'two different colours'.

Lacebark Kurrajong, Pink Flame Tree (Brachychiton  discolor)

Blooming Habits:
Large bell-shaped, deep pink or pale red flowers, 1.6 to 2 inches long (4-5 cm), with a tomentose calyx, in early summer.

Fruiting Habits:
Rusty, densely pubescent seed capsules, 3.2 to 4 inches long (8-10 cm), which contain many large seeds. The capsule contains irritant, glochid-like, hairs and should by handled wearing gloves.

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