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Lacebark Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Brachychiton discolor

 

Lacebark Tree

The Lacebark Tree has smooth green bark and a pyramidal shape when young. With age, the bark becomes cracked and gray, and the tree's canopy more spreading. Tap the trunk and it sounds hollow, although packed with fibers. The leaves are bluish green with fuzzy grey-white undersides. In late spring to early summer, branch tips produce velvety orange-pink buds. The plump, bell-shaped flower opens a bright rose in colour.

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plant Features
  • Lacebark Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lacebark Tree likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lacebark Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lacebark Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lacebark Tree

Latin name

Brachychiton discolor

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Malvaceae

ph

6.5 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lacebark Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lacebark Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lacebark Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lacebark Tree likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lacebark Tree is 15.00meters x 20.00meters 15.00 M 20.00 M

Brachychiton discolor

The Lacebark Tree has smooth green bark and a pyramidal shape when young. With age, the bark becomes cracked and gray, and the tree's canopy more spreading. Tap the trunk and it sounds hollow, although packed with fibers. The leaves are bluish green with fuzzy grey-white undersides. In late spring to early summer, branch tips produce velvety orange-pink buds. The plump, bell-shaped flower opens a bright rose in colour.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Although it is a widely tolerant tree, flame tree prefers moist to dry soil in which to grow. After it becomes established it will tolerate drought and temperatures down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, but it prefers mild weather. It grows well in loam to sandy soil with pHs ranging from slightly acidic to highly alkaline, and withstands salinity well, as long as the weather is not too cold.

 
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