Drunken Parrot Tree

Schotia brachypetala

This exotic small tree from South Africa produces so many flowers that parrots get drunk on its fermented nectar! As it drips, it also attracts masses of butterflies, putting paid to the notion that you must grow native plants to attract our native insects and animals. Fast growth rate.

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Drunken Parrot Tree

Named after Richard van der Schot (1730-1819), Dutch head gardener at the palace of Schönbrunn, near Vienna. This South African member of the Fabaceae is a spectacular addition to the garden, especially for those who like to plant trees for wildlife like birds and insects. Prized for herbal remedies for blood disorders, heartburn and hangovers.

How to grow

Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Drought and frost tolerant once established. Avoid planting where dripping nectar could cause staining.

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