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Plant Species of the genus Brachychiton

Information about this genus
Name: Brachychiton
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Although moderately frost hardy when established, most species are relatively slow growing in the initial stages and require a warm climate to bring out their best display of flowers. They do best in a well-drained acidic soil in full sun. Propagate from fresh seed in spring, or by grafting in the case of hybrid selections.
Description: This is a genus of approximately 30 species of evergreen or partially deciduous trees mostly native to Australia, and found chiefly in northern tropical and subtropical regions with a few extending to arid regions. They have large entire or lobed leaves and showy sprays or clusters of colorful flowers often appearing just ahead of the new foliage in spring and summer. All species have shapely, sometimes swollen trunks and large, boat-shaped, woody seed follicles. Popular as shade or ornamental trees, they are often planted in parks and streets or on farms.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Brachychiton 3 roseus 9-12
Brachychiton acerifolius 9-10
Brachychiton australis 10-12
Brachychiton bidwillii 10-12
Brachychiton discolor 9-11
Brachychiton gregorii 9-10
Brachychiton paradoxus 11-12
Brachychiton populneus 8-11
Brachychiton rupestris 9-11

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