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BRACHYCHITON

Commonly known as Kurrajong

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Genus of about 31 species of evergreen and deciduous trees from seasonally dry to moist tropical forest in Australia and papua New Guinea.

Some have bottle-shaped trunks in which water is stored for times of drought.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - ovate, lustrous, dark green leaves 4-12cm (1½-5in) long which can vary from entire to 3- or 5-lobed on the same plant.
  • White
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tree - small tree. Produces flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across with spreading lobes
  • Heated greenhouse - subtropical - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F).
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - will require restrictive pruning under glass
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass - red spider mites
  • Place of origin - Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland to Victoria)
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern -
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - use loam-based cpmpost (JI N0.2) with added sharp sand. Grow in full light
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Broadly conical -
5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 
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