Brachychiton Clarabelle is a flowering evergreen tree growing to 10m. A cross between B.discolour and B. populneus.
Large deep pink red flowers with red throats during late spring to summer.
This small to medium growing variety makes a great feature tree and a useful shade tree.
Although this is a natural hybrid, we suggest looking for the grafted varieties, more reliable in growth habit.
They are often grafted onto Brachychiton acerfolius rootstock for vigour in heavier soils as well as to promote earlier flowering.
Brachychiton Clarabelle Care
- Best planted in full sun and a well drained position.
- Prepare the soil well before planting improving drainage if needed.
- Plant the tree at the same depth it was in the container.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and maintain a cool moist root run.
- Generally this is an undemanding and reasonably drought tolerant and reasonably fast growing.
Widely used in street plantings many species make great shade trees.
- Height – 4 – 6 m
- Spread – 4m
- 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 Clarabelle are available for sale 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.