A number of species in the Brachychiton genus are widely used in landscaping, most are well known by their common name.
- Brachychiton rupestris is the ‘Queensland Bottle Tree’ and B. acerfolius is the ‘Illawarra Flame Tree’ and are the best known species.
- B. rupestris with its bottle shaped trunk is easily identified.
- B. acerifolius or ‘Illawarra Flame Tree’ is a slow growing drought tolerant tree with masses of pink to red flowers in Spring/Summer.
- B. rupestris or “Qld Bottle Tree” and B. populneus both make a great feature trees in any garden or park and are popular landscaping feature and are readily available form sale online.
- Bella Pink – Small to medium sized tree with attractive pink flowers
- Jerilderie Red – To around 8m tall with red flowers.
- Griffith Pink – To around 10m tall with deeper pink flowers.
Large specimen trees are available from specialist growers and these include some magnificent feature trees used in large landscaping projects. Some suppliers are such as China Trading Co, are specialists in sourcing transporting and transplanting large specimens trees for commercial projects.
Also referred to as ‘Kurrajong Trees’ other species include:
- B. australis or the ‘Broad-leaved bottletree’ or ‘Large-leaved kurrajong’
- B. populneus is known as the ‘Lacebark kurrajong or White-flower kurrajong’
- B. bidwillii is the ‘Little Kurrajong’
- B. vitifolius
- B. discolor or ‘Lacebark’ or Scrub bottle tree.
Available for sale from the following Wholesale Nurseries
"Propagation and Production of Native and Exotic Trees
with Natural Root Systems from 2 to 2,000 lts."
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.
189 Sarabah Road, Sarabah QLD 4275
07 55435808 / 0419024516