Has anyone had experience with Brachychiton?
I have (what I believe is) a Brachychiton Bidwilii. I didn't think it would be hardy in my zone (sunset zone 9), but after leaving this one-year old potted tree outside all winter long, I think it is just as hardy as B. Populneus, which is relatively common here. This winter, we had a night or two when we dipped down to about 26 degrees F. This tree didn't seem affected by these temps or the frost that happened on those nights. It finally dropped its leaves when it started warming back up, and now is sending out new leaves.
Has anyone grown this plant? What has been your experience with this tree?