BOTTLE TREE FACTS
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Narrowleaf Bottle Tree, Kurrajong, Queensland Bottle Tree
The Bottle Tree is a tree growing to 20 m tall (usually between 5 m and 10 m). The trunk is often bottle shaped in mature trees, with dark grey bark that develops fissures and tessellations. The adult leaves are narrow and grow 4 cm to 13 cm long and 0.5 cm to 2 cm wide. Juvenile leaves are simple narrow or deeply lobed with 3 to 9 lobes. The tree is deciduous and sheds its leaves before flowering. It flowers in spring and summer between October and December. The flowers are bell-shaped, with 5 partially fused petals. They are cream or yellowish in colour with pink to red markings along inside of each lobe, and about 1 cm long and up to 2 cm in diameter. The seed pods are boat-shaped, and grow about 2 cm to 3 cm long.
The Bottle Tree is found in central east and south east Queensland, and northern New South Wales.
Height: 10m - 20m
Spread: 5m - 15m
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