Brachychiton discolor

This medium-sized tree is from the dry rainforests between central New South Wales and the central Queensland coast. It is admired for its straight, grey and greenish trunk and spectacular flowers.

It is distinguished from the Flame Tree by its light green leaves, with their distinctly shaped points. The leaves, which are hairy on the underside, are almost always shed before the spring flowering. The bell-shaped flowers are usually deep pink, hairy, occurring in clusters at the ends of the branches. The flowers are much larger than those of the Flame Tree. The fruit grows in a distinctive brown, hairy boat-shaped pod, containing up to 30 seeds and matures from December to July. The tree tolerates a range of soils and climates.

How high can I grow? Up to 30m.

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