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Brachychiton acerfolius


Brachychiton acerfolius Brachychiton acerfolius

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A spectacular tree with large glossy green broadly lobed hand shaped leaves.The leaves will fall before the tree flowers. Flowering is in late spring and early summer when the outer branches form a cascade of waxy red bells hanging on red stems. Best flowering after a dry autumn. The leaves regrow after flowering. Best in hot, dry conditions, in good well drained loamy soil.

 
Genus
Brachychiton
Species   acerfolius
Cultivar  

Common name
Flame tree

Family name
Sterculiaceae
Place of origin
Australia


DETAILS
Height
10 m
Width
4 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Deciduous

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Water well in summer / keep dry in winter

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Tolerates coastal sites / Tolerates some frost


Trees

Category
Large over 18 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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