Brachychiton Bella Donna is a flowering evergreen tree growing to 10m. Brachychiton Bella Donna is a hybrid between B. acerfolius and B. populneus. Pink flowers during late spring to summer. Brachychiton 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.
Brachychiton Bella Donna 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 adapable to sandy, loamy or heavier soils with proper drainage
- Comments – Best specimens are grafted – Frost Tolerant – Attractive Glossy Green Foliage.