Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Bottle Tree?

Is this a bottle tree? In Melbourne? How odd.

8 comments:

  1. Yes...the Queensland bottle tree, Brachychiton rupestris.

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  2. That's it Ad Rad. A brachy thingie. I did actually check before I mouthed off my supposed ignorance. There is a mass planting avenue of them in Geelong.

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  3. It certainly looks like a bottle tree. Melbourne is full of oddities. For instance, when we lived there, the neighbours would send their kids off to the pool on what they termed was a hot day, while we were wearing jeans and t-shirts feeling barely warm. Odd. Of course we had just moved down from Sydney where it was quite a bit warmer.

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  4. Someone gave me a baby bottle tree as a housewarming gift when I lived in the sticks. It died of thirst. Of course, that might have had little to do with the type of tree or the location and a lot to do with the gardener.

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  5. aaah so that's where bottles come from!

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  6. Inappropriate dressing is something I might write about soon River. Old people getting around on a hot day and rugged up for winter is odd.

    Operator error then FruitCake.

    Fen, no bottles until the tree matures.

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  7. Don't know why people persist in growing outdoor plants in areas with inappropriate climatic conditions. There's a poor, sick bottle tree in the middle of a roundabout in one of Adelaide's lowest socioeconomic areas that apparently cost $6000 to put there. Not sure if an expensive slowly dying bottle tree provides hope or despair??

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  8. Me either Red. Surely it is meant to be in a more tropical environment.

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