Brachychiton populneus - Kurrajong

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  • 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.

  • Excellent quality, 15-20cm tall plant in an 8cm square pot.

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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