Roma's Largest Bottle Tree
Roma's Largest Bottle Tree was transplanted to its current location from a local property in 1927.
A proud feature across Maranoa's landscape is the Narrow Leafed Bottle Tree, or the Queensland Bottle Tree, as more commonly know... Roma's Largest Bottle Tree is this type of tree.
Roma's largest bottle tree is the biggest you will probably ever see... the bottle is more than 6 metres high and a girth of 9.51 metres and a crown of over 20 metres.
Roma's Largest Bottle Tree was mature when transplanted and is now over 100 years old.
It takes around 6 men to reach around the girth of Roma's Largest Bottle Tree.
Although Roma's Largest Bottle Tree is fully mature the trunk still grows around 1cm per year, depending on the season.
Some people believe the tree is hollow however the swelling is due to water held in its fibrous trunk and does not usually contain free water.
Often Bottle Tress can live naturally for well over 200 years.
An interesting fact is most trees described by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1864 at Mt Abundance can still be found today.
Roma's Largest Bottle Tree is a couple minute drive from The Overlander Homestead Motel Roma or a pleasant walk.