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KURRAJONG
Brachychiton populneus

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Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA and Bakersfield, CA

General Notes

Hardy to 25 degrees F.

Native to Australia.

A Brachychiton populneus in Los Angeles is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 48 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 143 inches and a crown spread of 54 feet.

Family: Malvaceae
Previously listed in the Streculiaceae family.

Additional Common Names

KURRAJONG, BOTTLE TREE

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 50 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Glossy Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.

White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Follicle, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Irritant Health Hazard.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree or Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Brachychiton populneus Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/brachychiton-populneus >

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