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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Brachychiton rupestris-Queensland Bottle Tree
Sterculiaceae Family

Evergreen tree to 25' tall by 15' wide with a strong central leader.  Leaves on young trees are deeply lobed but are nearly undivided on older trees.  The flowers on this species are small and yellow.  At maturity, the swollen trunk is quite pronounced and can reach to 6' in diameter.  It is a slow to moderately fast grower.


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