Brachychiton rupestris
Brachychiton rupestris
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Brachychiton rupestris

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Common name: Queensland Bottle Tree
                                               
Special Notes: The Queensland Bottle Tree is a very unusual semi-evergreen tree from Australia with a distinctive, bottle-shaped swollen truck in which it stores water in times of drought.
 
Family: Malvaceae
Native to: Australia
Form: Semi-evergreen tree
Size: 20 to 25 feet
Blooms: Spring
Attracts: Bees
Flowers: Small, cream-colored
Light: Full sun
Water: Drought tolerant when established
Hardiness: Hardy in Bay Area
Soil: Well-drained soil