Brachychiton discolor



Plant of the Month


Brachychiton discolor
Photos: Rachel Cobb



Brachychiton discolor

Common Name: Lacebark Tree, Pink Kurrajong

Growth Habit: Large deciduous tree to 70’ or more in Australia, it reaches to about 35’ tall in
Southern California

Cultural Requirements: Prefers average water needs when young but can tolerate drought when established.
It performs well in full sun and can tolerate temperatures down to around 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features/Uses: This tree has attractive clusters of pink bell-shaped flowers that are showy when the tree has dropped most of its leaves in the warm season. The trunk is typically swollen at the base and the leaves are variable in shape with lobes in three, five, or seven points. Having a compact root system it makes a great street tree, specimen tree, and good in containers.

Bloom Time: Midsummer

Where In the Garden: Australian Garden




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