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Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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 Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis
Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree
Origin: Southern Brazil, Argentina
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The trunk becomes bottle shaped as it ages, and it is covered with stout spines, more decorative than really frightening. Can make a shade tree in warmer areas, or an interesting patio tree. Many bonsai them in large pots. In deep soil this can become a good shade tree, otherwise it is grown for its spectacular flowers and interesting shape. Pear shaped fruits containing a silky floss coming out of the seeds. Need a good drainage. Abundant water in the growing season can make a large tree quickly as they have been recorded to grow 5 meters (15 feet) a year in optimum conditions. Hardy to about 20 degrees F, although hardiness varies with individuals.


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 Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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Spikes only on one side of this trunk. Sometimes they are scattered sporadically.
Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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Ceiba hybrid Patricia
Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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Ceiba hybrid Patricia
Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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Ceiba hybrid Patricia
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Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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Ceiba hybrid Patricia
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Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree

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White Floss Silk Tree, Drunken Tree. Rare species. Large specimen tree with large off-white flowers with yellow to peach centers. The trunk becomes bottle shaped as it ages, and it is covered with stout spines, more decorative than really frightening. Can make a shade tree in warmer areas, or an interesting patio tree. Many bonsai them in large pots. In deep soil this can become a good shade tree, otherwise it is grown for its spectacular flowers and interesting shape.This item is certified for shipping to California.
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