Bottle Tree

  • 5 Salt-Tolerant Trees for Coastal Gardens

    Living by the coast definitely has its perks. However, many gardeners struggle with coastal gardens – the combination of salty sprays and salt in the soil provides less-than-ideal conditions for many plants. Don’t worry, this…

  • Tall Architectural Trees

    A favorite Australian architectural tree is brachychiton rupestres otherwise known as the Queensland Bottle tree. It should not be confused with the baobab, Adansonia Gregorii, even though baobabs are also known as bottle trees. Both…

  • Gardening Indoors with Designer Trees

    People who love plants and gardening do not always have the space, weather, or time to garden outside. An excellent solution to this is to grow plants in pots. Sunrooms, patios, even living rooms or…

  • 3 Indigenous Australian Trees for a Native Garden

    While native plants may be particularly trendy at the moment, they also happen to be extremely beneficial for both your garden and the environment in general. Native plants tend to be super-resilient, low-maintenance, and a…

  • Moving Mature Trees

    If you look at the “about” section of the Designer Trees website, you will discover that Tony got his start in the tree business by rescuing Dracaena Draco trees that were about to be cut…

  • Gifts from Trees: Managing and Preserving our Large Flora

    There is a children’s book written by Shel Silverstein in which a tree gives all its parts until it has nothing left. There are many trees in Australia, including brachychiton rupestris, the Queensland Bottle tree,…

  • Would a Queensland Bottle Tree Do Well in Your Garden?

    Tempted to add a Queensland Bottle Tree to your garden? You’re not alone – this one-of-a-kind tree tends to capture the heart of anyone that sees it. While it’s true that this is a highly…

  • Enjoying Your Garden and Trees: Self-care while Gardening

    This seems to be the year to focus on “self-care”. There is no place where it is more applicable than when gardening. Trees, such as the magnificent Queensland Bottle Tree, Mango tree, or even an…

  • Bottle Tree: Drink, Food and Shade

    What looks like a bottle, stores up liquid and has an edible inner bark? The bottle tree. Shaped like a sturdy wine bottle, these trees are often left standing when undergrowth is cleared away for…

  • Late Summer and Early Autumn Feature Tree Maintenance Activities

    Even without access to a calendar, an experienced gardener can pinpoint the moment when summer begins to wind down into early autumn. Different feature trees will respond in their own unique ways. The texture of…

  • How to Make Your Garden Look More Rustic

    The rustic look is a popular one in gardens. It provides a quaint and charming ambience that makes a garden instantly feel more comfortable and homely. No matter what style your garden may be, it’s…

  • Can You Plant Flowers Underneath Garden Trees?

    Whether you’re growing a tall and bulbous Queensland Bottle Tree or a dramatic Dragon Tree, the ground underneath a garden tree can sometimes end up looking a little bare. Filling this area with flowers is…

  • 4 Architectural Trees That Provide Summer Shade

    Chances are that you spend quite a bit of time enjoying your garden during the summer months, but there’s no denying that time outdoors can feel uncomfortably hot on scorching days, unless you have enough…