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Brachychiton acerifolius

(Sterculia acerifolia)
Flame Tree, Australian Flame Tree, Flame Bottle Tree

Brachychiton acerifolius 9-13-99 Brachychiton acerifolius - Leaves Brachychiton-acerifolius - Flower -Cuyamaca College - 8-14-02 Brachychiton acerifolius Fruit

Brachychiton acerifolius Leaf Variations and Fruit

Family: Sterculiaceae, Sterculia
Plant Type: [ x ] Tree [ ] Shrub [ ] Vine
Average Maximum Height:
Large : [ ] Tree over 75 ft.
[ ] Shrub over 10 ft.
Medium :[ x ] Tree 25 - 75 ft.
[ ] Shrub 4 - 10 ft.
Small : [ ] Tree under 25 ft.
[ ] Shrub under 4 ft.
Spread:
[ ] Wide : Wider than it is tall
[ ] Medium : From 1/2 height to equal the height
[ x ] Narrow : Less than 1/2 the height
Brachychiton_acerifolius_-_Flower_Cluster_-_7-00_Cuyamaca_College_El_Caon_CA__4.JPG (79628 bytes)

Foliage: [ ] Deciduous [ ] Semi-deciduous [ x ] Evergreen
Note: Drops leaves where and when flowers appear
Exposure: [ x ] Full Sun [ ] Partial Shade [ ] Full Shade

Ornamental Flowers: [ x ] Yes [ ] No

Flower Color: (If yes on #8 above)
[ x ] Red, Rose, Pink [ ] Yellow, Orange [ ] White, Cream
[ ] Blue, Lavender, Violet [ ] Other

Primary Time of Bloom (If yes on #8 above)
[ ] Winter [ x ] Spring
[ x ] Summer [ ] Fall

Ornamental Fruit: [ ] Yes [ x ] No

Cold Hardy: [ ] 30 deg. F [ x ] 20 deg. F 25 deg. F [ ] 10 deg. F
[ ] 0 deg. F [ ] Below 0 deg. F

Drought Tolerance:
[ x ] Very - Class 1 [ ] Somewhat - Class 2
[ ] Average - Class 3 [ ] Poor Tolerance - Class 4

Comments: [ ] Fall foliage Color [ ] Coastal Tolerance [ ] Edible Fruit
[ ] Poisonous [ ] Other

Additional Notes:

Last Updated: 10/21/2014

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Program Coordinator
Email: leah.rottke@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-660-4261

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