Silk Floss Tree

 

 

Chorisia speciosa

 

 

Bombacaceae

 

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Form: Tree, upright
Seasonality
: Evergreen to shortly deciduous

Size: 30 60 ft tall and wide
Leaves
: divided, hand shaped
Flowers
: large, showy, pink to burgundy, fall to winter
Fruit
: seed pod
Stems/Trunks
: thorny bark
Range/Origin
: Brazil and Argentina
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 12-24, H1, H2, 26o F

Comments: very distinctive thorny trunk, fast growing

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Moderate

        Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: seed, grafting

         Maintenance: Minimal, some seasonal litter

 

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