Brachychiton populneus (Sterculia)

Bottle Tree

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Mature Height & Spread: 30-50' x 30'

Natural Growth Habit: Conical, Upright

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 12-24

A Bit More

Popular in western regions, this Australian native makes a statement when mature with its quivering bright green leaves glistening in the sun. Grown specimens are 30-45 feet tall and thrive in full sun with little to moderate water once established. It requires well-drained soil to thrive but little else. Planted in full sun in Western Garden zones 12-24, this evergreen will achieve a dome shaped head with a trunk that tapers toward the top. Springtime brings charming bell-shaped white flowers that grow more conspicuous in sunshine, after a dry winter, and with age. The pods that follow in the summer create a lovely rustling sound and are prized by flower arrangers. An excellent shade-producing evergreen on the coast or inland, don’t hesitate to use it in the desert as well. On streets, in parks or lawns, this fire defensible tree will bring beauty and safety to any landscape.

A Bit More

Popular in western regions, this Australian native makes a statement when mature with its quivering bright green leaves glistening in the sun. Grown specimens are 30-45 feet tall and thrive in full sun with little to moderate water once established. It requires well-drained soil to thrive but little else. Planted in full sun in Western Garden zones 12-24, this evergreen will achieve a dome shaped head with a trunk that tapers toward the top. Springtime brings charming bell-shaped white flowers that grow more conspicuous in sunshine, after a dry winter, and with age. The pods that follow in the summer create a lovely rustling sound and are prized by flower arrangers. An excellent shade-producing evergreen on the coast or inland, don’t hesitate to use it in the desert as well. On streets, in parks or lawns, this fire defensible tree will bring beauty and safety to any landscape.