How to grow Kurrajong trees

Growing Kurrajong trees

Kurrajong which has the scientific name Brachychiton populneus is a part of the Sterculiaceae family. Kurrajong trees are a short and stout tree with interesting looking greenish bark. The Kurrajong tree is a native to eastern Australia growing naturally in coastal areas and also in drier inland districts.

If you have ever wondered how to grow Kurrajong trees then look no further. Kurrajong are relatively straightforward to grow, but there are a few tricks to growing Kurrajong trees in Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.

How big can Kurrajong trees grow?

Kurrajong trees can grow to a height between 10 ~ 20 metres and grow to a width of 3 ~ 6 metres.

What colour flowers do Kurrajong trees have?

Kurrajong trees have wonderful flowers which can be white, red, or pink in colour. Kurrajong will flower during Spring, Summer, Autumn.

Where should you plant Kurrajong trees?

Kurrajong thrive in a Sunny location and are perfect for planting in a low maintenance gardens, as they are drought resistant, they require little maintenance. They thrive in the following climate zones Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool.

Kurrajong can be planted in a variety of soil types such as Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil. They can handle a variety of Ph level including Acid, Neutral, Alkaline.

Are Kurrajong trees Perennial?

Yes, Kurrajong are perennial. A perennial plant is a plant that lives more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.

Are Kurrajong trees frost tolerant?

Yes, the Kurrajong tree tolerates light to heavy frost.

What are Kurrajong trees used for?

Kurrajong can be used as feature plants, windbreak, or even for their attractive foliage. Other special uses for Kurrajong include being used to line streets, used as honey producing trees, they also require little maintenance. Kurrajong are great at attracting wildlife such as bees, seed eating birds, butterflies, and other insects to the garden. A great shade tree that can grow in most environments.

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