A horticultural hybrid between B. bidwillii and B. discolor. Trees deciduous, to 10 m tall. Bark slightly fissured and tesselated. Leaf blades mostly 10-15 cm or more long and wide, shiny, lobes 3-5, entire, cut beyond the middle. Flowers in clusters, 3.5-4.5 cm long, 3-4.5 cm wide, bright red-pink, red-brown at the base outside; late spring to early summer. Fruit 9-12 cm long, beaked, covered with yellow-brown hair, ellipsoid; seeds about 1 cm long.
Deciduous; leaf blade with brownish hair below and lobes cut beyond the middle.
NSW: Dubbo (an F1 hybrid in a Dubbo garden was used as the seed source for what is now a fine avenue of trees in Rawson St, a wide range of seedling variation is demonstrated). VIC: Carlton Gardens (road safety track); Geelong (Geelong Botanic Gardens).
Source: (1997). Sterculiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.