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bottle tree

see brachychitonrupestris.
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Bottle Trees were originally live trees with colored bottles stuck on the ends of branches.
In the photo, she captures the bare trees with bottles on the ends of the branches and a beautiful peach tree in full bloom next to the bottle trees (Photographs 121).
Bottle trees are suited to the Santa Clarita Valley's hot, dry summers, Fulton said.
And its sand was mixed with salt - a traditional spiritual protection (this may have been why the speaker platform suggested an altar as much as a dance-hall stage, just as the soda bottles outside recalled the bottle trees of African-American faith), but also the salt of tears, or the dried-out residue of seawater.
chilensis, native to Chile) with swordlike leaves and giant flower stalks that rise 6 feet over the plant; huge grass trees (Xanthorrhoea preissii) with 15-foot trunks topped by tufts of grasslike leaves; hefty barrel cactus (Echino-cactus) with prominent ribs and thorns; and stately bottle trees (Brachychiton rupestris) with bulging green trunks and shiny leaves.