The Queensland Bottle Tree, or Kurrajong, is a small to medium-sized tree from Australia. Its bell-shaped flowers are variable in color (from pale to pink) while the leaves vary considerably in shape. The leaves are either simple and pointed or may be lobed. The Kurrajong was used by many Australian Aboriginal clans and tribes around Australia, including as a source of food (via roasting its seeds) and extracting water during droughts. It is hardy in arid climates and requires minimal care.
- Pale to pinkish bell-shaped, forming in the summer.
- None, but drops small seed pods in summer with fuzzy structure that irritates skin; wear gloves to avoid.
- Moderate irrigation watering for strong growth, though very drought tolerant.
- Prune in the late winter while still dormant to produce one strong central trunk.
- Fertilize each spring
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