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Bottle Tree, Lacebark Kurrajong
Scientific Name: Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R. Br.
Synonym: Sterculia diversifolia, Poecilodermis populnea, Brachychiton diversifolius
Family: Sterculiaceae
Bottle Tree, Lacebark Kurrajong (Brachychiton  populneus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-24
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-6C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, up to 40 feet (12 m), 30 feet spread (9 m)

Watering Needs: Little water once established, well drained, slightly acidic soil.

Propagation: Seeds

The Bottle Tree is sensitive to Texas root rot.

Bottle Tree, Lacebark Kurrajong (Brachychiton  populneus)

Blooming Habits:
Bell shaped cream flowers spotted inside are produced in masses in late spring. They are followed followed by brown pods containing the seeds. The seeds are covered of stiff hair that penetrate the skin like glochids (the prickly pears small spines). They should be handled with caution.

Fruiting Habits:

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