Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Drunken Parrot Tree

Schotia brachypetala is said to cause parrots to get drunk from its fermenting nectar produced by this tree, leading to its common name of Drunken Parrot Tree. It grows up to 16m in height and 15m in width.

It is an easy to grow plant that begins to grow flowers when it is relatively young. If grown in warm weather with sandy soils, with plenty of water and in a frost free area it grows fast. The drunken parrot tree can easily be grown from seed and should in sown from spring to early summer. It is hardy in poor soils and very dry conditions.

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