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Ceiba speciosa, Chorisia speciosa, Silk Floss Tree, Bombax

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 Ceiba speciosa, Chorisia speciosa
Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Silk Floss Tree, Bombax
Origin: Brazil to Argentina
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This spectacular tree is rated among the most beautiful trees in the world. Silk Floss is a zone 9-11 tree that does well in humid states but also is very happy in dry areas such as California. It is known to be hardy in Phoenix, AZ, for example, down to 20'F. Silk Floss blooms in early fall in South Florida with abandon. In full bloom, there are almost no leaves. You see a huge mass of color with 10's of thousands of flowers. The blooms are actually highly variable, lily-like flowers in various combinations of white, pink, often with purple to red striations on the petals. The older the tree, the better the flower display. After blooming, pear shaped fruits appear which have a silky floss on the seeds, hence the name. Floss Silk Tree is also well known for the large spikes protecting the trunk and limbs. More decorative than frightening, spikes are very much more prominent when the tree is young. It is happy in most soils with good drainage and does not have any pest problems, Floss Silk is an premier tree choice for your landscape.


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New hybrid of Ceiba, flowers intense pink, with white centers and mauve stripes from the center.
Silk Floss Tree is one of the most beautiful trees in the world. In full bloom, there are almost no leaves. You see a huge mass of color with 10s of thousands of flowers.

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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, very large tree

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Chorisia (ceiba) speciosa - Pink Silk Floss Tree

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Pink Silk Floss Tree. One of the most beautiful trees in the world. In full bloom, there are almost no leaves. You see a huge mass of color with 10s of thousands of flowers. Premier tree choice for your landscape.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, trimmed

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Chorisia (ceiba) speciosa - seeds

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Pink Silk Floss Tree. One of the most beautiful trees in the world. In full bloom, there are almost no leaves. You see a huge mass of color with 10s of thousands of flowers. Premier tree choice for your landscape.
Plant seeds 3/4" deep. Use well draining soil. Keep warm, bright light. Keep only lightly moist - not wet.
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