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Ceiba sp., Ceiba, Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree

Ceiba sp.

Ceiba, Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree
Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Origin: Central America, Southern America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousThorny or spiny

Ceiba is the name of a genus of many species of large trees found in tropical areas, including Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Some species can grow to 70 m (230 ft) tall or more, with a straight, largely branchless trunk that culminates in a huge, spreading canopy, and buttress roots that can be taller than a grown person.


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Ceiba sp., Ceiba, Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree
Ceiba sp., Ceiba, Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree
Ceiba sp., Ceiba, Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree
Ceiba hybrid 'Frosty Girl' (?)
Ceiba sp., Ceiba, Floss Silk Tree, Kapok Tree


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/ceiba_sp.htm