Common Name: QUEENSLAND BOTTLE TREE
Size: NT Premium
Habitat: Dry Sclerophyll Forest
Description: The bottle tree is a small to medium sized tree which may reach 18-20 metres in height although it is usually much smaller in cultivation in cooler areas. It has a characteristic bulbous trunk which gives rise to the common name and which makes the tree unmistakable. Leaves are about 100 mm long and may have entire margins or be deeply lobed. The bell-shaped flowers are yellowish in clusters at the ends of the branches but are not especially conspicuous. The flowers are followed by seed capsules which contain many large seeds.
Pot size: 50mm Native Tube
Position: Full sun
Uses: An unusual yet interesting specimen tree for lawns or large, park-like gardens. Young plants may be used as container plants for indoor or outdoor use.