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Welcome to Bottle Tree Plantations

Authorised Propagators APQWO/0002/002868

We Specialise in the propagation, transplanting, marketing and distribution of Australian Bottle Trees (Brachychiton rupestris) and other Brachychiton family members.  Bottle Trees are one of the most dignified of all Australian Native Trees.  There are many photos on this site for your benefits that may take a few moments to download.  The pictures really show the uniqueness, the versatility and individuality of Bottle Trees.

We urge you to view the pictures of each page of this site and marvel at all the different shapes and sizes that display the uniqueness of bottle trees. The pictures do all the talking.

I am Doug Sowerbutts, the founder of Bottle Tree Plantations, my interest in Bottle Trees goes back to the early 90's when I use to travel to a property at Murgon in SE Queensland for a Christmas break and always marvelled at the sheer elegance and beauty of these magnificent trees in their natural habitat. My brother Ted and i grew a few trees in pots from seeds I collected at Murgon and later went on to grow the trees in larger quantities at Helidon, an hour west of Brisbane.

We offer expert advice on all aspects on Bottle Tree growing, care, landscape design, transplantation and export.  Please contact us anytime.

Children’s book details scroll down

The bottle tree was propagated from seed and transplanted in May 2007 at the Botanical Gardens Sydney for literally thousands of people to see and enjoy over many generations.
A Supreme Feature Tree.

This beautiful Bottle Tree (above) was saved and transplanted from a mine site in Queensland to this spectacular location in the Sydney Botanic Gardens - November 2007.


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This shows a section of our propagated Bottle Trees in the main plantation growing healthily into individual and beautifully shaped trees.




  • Bottle Trees are the perfect feature tree for today's suburban block or acreage.

  • Are a Queensland native    

  • Grow to 4 to 9 metres maximum height in urban areas.  

  • Fast growth rates are being achieved.

  • Are very clean trees

  • Do not rob moisture in a lawn or garden bed

  • Are easily pruned - roots and canopy

  • Make stunning pot plants. 

  • Are easily re-located for mature trees

  • Phone: 0412 222 535  

  • E-mail: [email protected]

  • Prices vary from $30.00 - $4000.00 each plus gst and freight.

  • Delivery to most places can be arranged.

Our plantation is located at
Helidon, (near Toowoomba) Queensland

I am able to supply Bottle Trees that include small seedlings 1-2m tall, juvenile trees 2-3 m tall, semi-mature trees 2-4m+ tall and mature trees to 10m tall. Price start at $35 to $135 for seedlings and juvenile trees, $250 to $1400 to $4000 and in between for semi-mature trees. Mature trees POA.

I prefer if possible that you visit the trees and choose your own, actually the Bottle trees chose you. If this is not possible I am happy to select for you. Contact me anytime with any queries…

Bottle Tree Care

We are always happy to answer any queries you have with growing and caring for Bottle Trees

E-mail: [email protected]

Different Bottle Trees in a variety of locations

Check Out This Wonderful 
Children's Story Book

This book is based on uniquely characterised trees….not just ordinary trees          but the very special Australian Bottle Tree

The Adventures of the Bottle Tree Family  

“The Beginning”

Written and Illustrated by  Pamela Skuse

The Adventures of the Bottle Tree Family                                                            

Is a glorious illustrated storybook, with a fun glossary of all the animals, birds and wildflowers, set in the Australian countryside

A beautiful book, the very young love being read the story.                               

Lots become part of the story and use the pictures to create their own character and become a guest star of the uplifting story.

The many descriptive illustrations add to the interest and intrigue for all.

Parents love this book because it has educational value, and engages                             them to work and play with their children.

In this digital age this children’s book is refreshingly                                         uncomplicated and part of their real world.

….The Adventures of the Bottle Tree Family….

No child anywhere in the world should be denied the sheer pleasure, enjoyment and experience of having this book.

It is ‘The Best of the Best’, every person from 5 years of age should    have the opportunity to look, touch, feel, read and enjoy this book.


The book dimensions are 30cm x 21cm, (11.8in x 8.25in) and contains 30 pages

Purchase this Delightful Story Book Via Paypal - Postage Included





We are pleased to offer you beautiful photograph Posters of Bottle Trees found in there natural environment of mid to southern Queensland Australia. These photographs capture the real uniqueness, the individuality, wonderment and sheer beauty of this native Australian icon. Please click here for Bottle Tree Print details


Queensland Bottle Trees make a wonderful feature in a rockery above, as well as footpath features.
Older Bottle Trees 50+ years provides good shade and photo opportunities.

Near perfect bottle shaped trees add beauty to any landscape.
Recently planted trees in public places.

From the beauty of the bush to the beauty in the streets

Mature Trees
Mature trees may be available from time to time. Contact us any time to check availability.
E-mail: [email protected]


Contact Details
Bottle Tree Plantations
PO Box 2867, 
Toowoomba. Qld. 4350 Australia.
Skype: dougs11
Mobile: 0412 222 535
E-mail: [email protected]


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