The Brachychiton populneus is a medium sized evergreen that is native to eastern Australia. It is a great feature tree that can grow in most environments, perfect for small gardens.
When in flower during the summer, stunning bell-shaped red flowers hang from the tree amongst the glossy-green, deeply lobbed leaves. Decorative pods are produced in the autumn.
For optimum growth, the tree prefers to be positioned in full sun and over winter to be kept frost free.
Native to: subtropical Australia
Habit (UK conditions): Small tree
Max size in 5 years (UK conditions): 2 x 0.5 m
Main value: Buttressed trunk, flowers, foliage
Flowers are: Red
Flowering period: June-August
Autumn coloration: -
Preferences: Full sun, any free draining soil
Hardiness: Hardy the UK and West and South Europe
Known hazards: None to our knowledge
Edible uses: None to our knowledge
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