Brachychiton Bella Donna is a flowering evergreen tree growing to 10m. This is a hybrid between B. acerfolius and B. populneus. Pink flowers during late spring to summer. ‘Bella Donna’ makes a great feature tree and a useful shade tree.
As an evergreen shade tree Brachychiton Bella Donna is more than useful. It is drought tolerant once established, copes well with the heat of the Australian summer and has a non – invasive root system.
These characteristic also make it a useful street tree, along with the growth habit which will see this hybrid reach only around 5m over 20 – 25 years. This makes it suitable for planting beneath power lines and other areas of restricted height.
Masses of pink bell shaped flowers from late spring through to late summer. However it will take a few years to settle into a string flowering habit.
This is a tree that performs best in full sun and a well drained position it is generally undemanding and reasonably drought tolerant. Widely used in street plantings many species make great shade trees.
- Height – 4 – 7 m
- Spread – 5m
- Origins – Queensland
- Growth Rate – Slow, slightly faster in good soil.
- Flowers – Pink bell shaped in large clusters Spring – Summer
- Soil – Well drained, but adaptable to sandy, loamy or heavier soils with proper drainage
- Comments – Best specimens are grafted – Frost Tolerant – Attractive Glossy Green Foliage.
Brachychiton Bella Donna are available from the following nurseries
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
Carey Gully, Adelaide Hills.
Family business selling a large range of deciduous trees in pots 1-4m high. Crepe myrtle specialist. Includes Ornamental pears & plums, Red maples, Japanese maples, Gingko, Cercis, Ash, Birch, Crab apples, Weeping cherries, Gleditsia, Liquidambar and more. Hedging plants, evergreen trees & fruit trees.