Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian Botanic Garden




Brachychiton 'Griffith Pink'

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - November

Common name kurrajong
Scientific name Brachychiton discolor x populneus
Family  Malvaceae
Etymology

Genus: From Greek, brachys, short; and chiton, a tunic. In reference to the seed coat.

Description

This cultivar is a small tree to 10 m tall with conspicuous deep pink flowers.

Flowering/fruiting Can occur from November to March.

Location in Garden

This and many of our other kurrajong species and cultivars are flowering now in our Kurrajong Arboretum.

 

It tolerates a wide range of climate and soils but may be slow growing while young. It is unaffected by frost and very drought tolerant, but responds well to extra water during dry periods. It would make an interesting alternative to the Illawarra flame tree, Brachychiton acerifolius, in any reasonably sized garden.

 

 

 

Brachychiton 'Griffith Pink'

Brachychiton 'Griffith Pink' flower

Brachychiton 'Griffith Pink'