"Queensland Bottle Tree":A semi-deciduous tree with a large swollen trunk that grows to 20 to 25 feet. In youth this tree has a narrow straight trunk and bears fairly small narrow-dissected palmate leaves. As the tree matures the stem swells as it stores water and becomes bottle shaped. The tree may drop before the cream and red flowers appear in late spring to early summer and can also drop off during times of drought stress. Plant in full sun in most any soil type and give moderate to little irrigation, grows more vigorously with water.