Brachychiton rupestris
Desert Kurrajong, Queensland Bottle Tree

Uses: Highly ornamental tree with a distinctive bulbous shaped truck similar to a boab.
Very adaptable drought tolerant plant though does grow quicker if there is extra water available. Likes well drained soil. Often used in larger gardens and parks. Can be semi deciduous if the climate is a little cooler.
Propagate from seed though use gloves as the fine hairs surrounding the seed can be an irritant.
Culturally significant plant with indigenous peoples using the seeds, roots, stems and bark as food or materials.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-oval_d Oval
  • Height 4-8m
  • Spread 2-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Sterculiaceae
  • Botanical Name Brachychiton rupestris
  • Common Name Desert Kurrajong, Queensland Bottle Tree
  • Origin Qld, NSW
  • Habit Dense, Weeping
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Hills, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost, Heavy frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Foliage Green
  • Flower Type Bell
  • Purpose Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Deciduous
  • Trunk Bulbous
  • Form Medium Tree (Usually between 5m & 11m)