Brachychiton populneus

Uses: Tall evergreen brachychiton is a great general purpose tree for a variety of areas.
Can tolerate dry inland conditions as well as coastal planting.
Has been used as a shade and fodder plant for stock in areas subject to drought.
Seed can be used as a bush food.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-spreading Spreading
  • Height 6-20m
  • Spread 3-6m
  • Position
    • position-partshade Part Shade
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Sterculiaceae
  • Botanical Name Brachychiton populneus
  • Common Name Kurrajong
  • Origin Qld, Vic, NSW, Tas
  • Habit Dense, Spreading
  • Landscape Coast, 2nd line coast, Plains, Hills, Footslopes
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Rock, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour White, Cream, Pink, Yellow
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Foliage Bright-green
  • Flower Type Bell
  • Purpose Ornamental, Shade, Bush food
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Seasonal Colour Summer
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)