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bottle tree

1. any of several Australian sterculiaceous trees of the genus Sterculia (or Brachychiton) that have a bottle-shaped swollen trunk
2. another name for baobab
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Lee Ann is a talented decorator, craftsperson, and gardener, and her special touches can be found throughout the interior and exterior of the cabin--from the shotgun shells that edge the kitchen counters, the interestingly framed photos of the original cabin, and the old hand-operated water pump in the kitchen, to the rustic garden art and bottle tree.
The first thing one notices approaching this picturesque building is the colorful bottle tree in the front yard, followed in quick succession by the neat white picket fence, the archway teeming with tall showy flowers, and the sky-blue exterior of the bungalow.
The planting of the bottle tree also was timed to coincide with Earth Day, Hugger said.
Once the bottle tree reaches maturity a dozen years from now, it will grow to at least 25 feet tall and provide a canopy about 15 feet in diameter, said Neal Fulton, owner of the nursery that sold the tree to the PTA.
The oaks and the bottle tree are relatively slow growing, but the others grow very quickly,'' said Greg Hoffberg, coordinator of the city's tree planting program.