Anyone growing a Bottle Tree?
There is a tree near my place that I have been curious about. I think I have identified it as a Bottle Tree. The leaves look like the top picture in the link I posted. It has woody 3 inch dark brown seed pods that split and contain fuzz covered yellow seeds. It is located in Yuma and is about 15' tall and 6' wide but it is probably just a baby.
Is anyone growing this tree? Is it really evergreen? (I haven't watched it through the winter yet) Does it really get 40' as a yard tree? The link says it is sensitive to Texas root rot, has anyone had a big problem with that?
I was at one of the big box stores this weekend and they had 2 Chitalpa trees, which is what I have been looking for, but both specimens had brown spots on their leaves. If this Bottle tree does well in Arizona, I might plant it instead.
Any info is appreciated!
Here is a link that might be useful: Bottle Tree