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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.
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.
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.
Cephalocereus senilis is a very popular cactus in cultivation, grown for its woolly appearance.
A medium to large cycad which in nature develops an emergent trunk to 2 m long and 30 cm diameter, with the leaf bases spreading away from the trunk. Dark green smooth leaves. Suited to tropical and warm subtropical regions. A vigorous species which forms impressive clumps. Require protection from excessive hot sun, with a position receiving morning sun or filtered sun being most suitable. Respond vigorously to an abundance of water, regular light applications of fertiliser and mulching.