Sterculia colorata


A stunning caudex tree Sterculia colorata is famous for its clusters of bright orange flowers beloved by pollinators, including songbirds. Large, maple-shaped leaves grow from the crown of this plant every spring and typically crisp and drop from the plant in the winter.

Please note: Not every plant currently has leaves. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Planter is not included. Plant ships bare root.



Native to Southeast Asia, from Sri Lanka to Vietnam.


Sterculia colorata does best in filtered sun, 4 to 5 hours a day. Avoid intense afternoon sun by sheltering this plant beneath the limbs of a larger plant or placing it in the shadow of a sheer curtain.


Native to sub-tropical climates that regularly experience dry seasons, Sterculia colorata are drought tolerant plants. Water when the soil dries out (fairly often) in the summer and only infrequently during the winter. Their soil should be allowed to dry out entirely before watering thoroughly.

Tula's Tip

This plant loves to be rootbound in a pot. Once planted, they will be happy in the same pot for several years. Fertilize: These plants do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength during the grow season.


Medium Caudex is approx. 2-4" wide. Large Caudex is approx. 3-6" wide.Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. 


Delivery Method

Nationwide shipping, NYC delivery and pickup available. Delivered Bare root