Brachychiton Bella Donna

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A small to medium sized evergreen tree growing to a height of approximately 4-5 metres in 20 years.

NAME Brachychiton Bella Donna
BOTANICAL NAME Brachychiton populneus x acerifolius
KEY FEATURES Masses of dark pink-red bell shaped flowers appear during summer.
Flowers are attractive to birds.
Glossy foliage is fire retardant.
GROWING CONDITIONS Suited to a sunny position in well drained soil.
Drought tolerant once established.
Frost resistant.
PLANT CARE Low water requirements.
Fertilise with a low phosphorus slow release fertiliser.
Mulch well to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.
GRAFTED PLANTS Plants grafted onto specially selected rootstock ensures viability for growing in a wide range of soil types, improves disease resistance, guarantees flower colour and limits mature size.
IMPORTANT Care must be taken to remove ALL growth below the graft union or these shoots will grow through the grafted canopy and eventually overrun your plant.
Full sun Drought tolerant Summer flowering Frost tolerant