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

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Locally known in South America as Palo Borracho, the Yellow Silk Floss is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a large swollen trunk. The large flowers are light yellow with a few possible purple flecks.
The bottle-shaped trunk is swollen with water being retained by the tree for use in the dry season.
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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