Queensland Bottle Tree

Brachychiton rupestris

Yes, it's entirely possible to have a giant living bottle growing in your yard here in California. Make all your neighbors jealous with this stunning architectural centerpiece of a plant. An excellent water-wise shade tree, this Queensland Bottle Tree can survive extreme drought by dropping its leaves and storing water in its swollen trunk. It tolerates a wide range of climate and soil conditions. Be sure to look out for its showy cream and red flowers in spring or summer.

Growth rate: fast. Max. height: 20-25’.

Trunk diameter: up to 6'. Canopy spread: 15-45'.

Hardy to 18-20˚F.

Full sun. Drought tolerant.