Cochlospermum vitifolium, Buttercup tree, Mountain Cotton, Cotton-tree

Cochlospermum vitifolium

Buttercup tree, Mountain Cotton, Cotton-tree
Family: Cochlospermaceae
Origin: South America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This plant loves full sun and moderate water during the summer growing season. Water sparingly during the dormant season of the winter months. Cochlospermum vitifolium will attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators to your garden. It is a deciduous plant, that will shed its leaves in the winter. This plant is native to South America and is found normally in USDA Zones 9-11, but can also be grown in colder regions in a pot. It can tolerate some light frost but mature plants can survive temperatures down to the 30sF for a short time. This plant is also salt tolerant, making it a great choice for seaside areas. With proper care and maintenance this plant will bring you years of joy!

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