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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Graeme » May 1st, 2015, 7:55 pm

sweetcookie2013 wrote:I think you will find these are Australian Native Bottle Trees "Brachychiton rupensis". Boabs aren't native to Australia. Great Pics.
Sorry mate, but your knowledge is lacking in this case. Brachychiton are nothing like the Boabs depicted in the pics mate. And I really think you will find the Boabs which grow up around coaster's area are in fact Australian natives. In fact I believe they don't grow anywhere else in the world. But I will be corrected if I have that wrong.
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Josh » May 1st, 2015, 9:46 pm

Graeme wrote:
sweetcookie2013 wrote:I think you will find these are Australian Native Bottle Trees "Brachychiton rupensis". Boabs aren't native to Australia. Great Pics.
Sorry mate, but your knowledge is lacking in this case. Brachychiton are nothing like the Boabs depicted in the pics mate. And I really think you will find the Boabs which grow up around coaster's area are in fact Australian natives. In fact I believe they don't grow anywhere else in the world. But I will be corrected if I have that wrong.
You are correct Graham. They are native and as far as I know don't grow anywhere else. There are amazing trees. We got some boab nuts carved by an aborinal guy in Derby. They are awesome.
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by peterb » May 1st, 2015, 11:00 pm

Hi All
here is the baobab tree bar , sorry couldn't find our own foto
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by peterb » May 1st, 2015, 11:18 pm

Hi All
found a photo of my wife next to a large baobab, next to the main rd in zimbabwe
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Pearcy001 » May 16th, 2015, 12:00 am

Lynette wrote:I have been trying to find one for ages, but can't seem to find anywhere that stock them even native nursery on the Sunshine coast did not have any. Does anybody know where I can get one, or two or three.
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Buganah » November 9th, 2016, 11:23 pm

You grow them?

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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Redsonic » November 10th, 2016, 11:32 am

My father recently brought back some Boab seeds from WA, and I have planted about half of them to see what I get. Will keep you posted if they grow.

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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Starfox » November 10th, 2016, 6:37 pm

Interestingly enough I have just ordered 3 little ones from a nursery here, 2 A gregorii and 1 A digiata(it could be vice versa though).

I have had a read through a few threads but no doubt will be after a few pointers when they get here.

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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Milo » November 11th, 2016, 8:27 pm

Hi Guys
Attlia Kapitany has produced a magazine on Australian Bottle Trees & Boabs and although the Brachychiton Rupestris is not related to the boab they are both stunning trees I think you need to be north of the tropic of Capricorn to grow Boabs successful . So For the rest of us you can not go past the bottle tree.
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by Starfox » November 16th, 2016, 8:35 pm

So my delivery came yesterday and these little chaps were part of it.

Not much more than sticks in a pot for the moment and I think I might have to baby them over winter but they look healthy enough so hope I can keep them that way. The larger one is digiata and the two smaller ones are gregorii. Not really sure I should do anything to them until spring here, maybe just slip pot them up as the digiata at least has roots coming out through the pot.
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by melbrackstone » November 17th, 2016, 8:41 am

The Aussie Boabs that grow up in Derby mostly live on the edges of rivers or on the mudflats, where they're clearly able to get access to the water table. However they also have to be able to put up with horrendous heat for most of the year, with masses of rain in the wet season. There are a couple growing in the Mt Coot-tha Botanical gardens, near the restaurant.... They've been planted on a well drained mound with all the "desert plants."
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Re: Big Boabs

Post by srini » November 18th, 2016, 6:32 pm

Did you take that first photo Mel? Awesome!

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Re: Big Boabs

Post by melbrackstone » November 18th, 2016, 6:34 pm

Yes I did, thanks srini! I spent a few days with a fabulous friend out on the mudflats, at both sundown and sun up.

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Re: Big Boabs

Post by srini » November 18th, 2016, 6:38 pm

Very cool, I love my photography.

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Re: Big Boabs

Post by melbrackstone » November 18th, 2016, 6:40 pm

Between photography and bonsai it keeps me poor. ;)

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