Chorisia speciosa – Silk Floss Tree. The Silk Floss Tree is a distinctive ornamental tree with exotic white, pink, or red flowers. Blooms are. Chorisia Speciosa. Name: Chorisia Speciosa Common Name: Resham rui. Botanical Name: Ceiba speciosa. Availability: In Stock. This rounded, evergreen tree. General Information. Silk floss tree is a fast-growing deciduous tree with a dense, wide-spreading canopy, growing 15 – 30 metres tall. The bright green bole.

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The leaves fall just before flowering.

Chorisia Speciosa

Noteworthy Characteristics Chorisia speciosa commonly called silk floss tree is a conical deciduous tree with somewhat irregular branching that is native to tropical and sub-tropical forested areas of Argentina and Brazil where chorosia often rises to ‘ tall.

Tropical silk floss flower in yellow and pink Chorisia speciosa blossoming in October.

Retrieved from ” https: The branches tend to be horizontal and are also covered with prickles. The fruits are woody, ovoid pods, about 8 inches long, filled with fluffy dirty-white fibers and bean-sized black seeds. Fruits and a flower Photograph by: Genus name honors botanical artist Ludwig Louis Choris By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This tree may be grown in containers. The flowers are creamy-whitish in the center and pink towards the tips of their five petals. Their nectar is known to attract insect pollinatorsas well as hummingbirds. It has large irregular horizontal branches, a moderate to dense crown of leaves and initially a conical shape, becoming a broadly spreading umbrella with age.


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The bulbous often swollen trunk has sprciosa bark, becoming gray with age, and is covered with blunt, warty, triangular spines, which are also on the branches. Flowers of a Silk floss tree Ceiba speciosa Green spiked tree Chorisia in Antalya The silk floss tree, Ceiba speciosa, formerly Chorisia speciosain winter without leaves but with large green pods.

The floss is a substitute for true kapok, which is from ceiba pentandra; the seeds sppeciosa an edible oil.

Ceiba speciosa – Useful Tropical Plants

Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Seed floss Photograph by: This tree is now grown as a showy flowering tree in many tropical areas around the globe. This tree was recently removed by some experts from the Bombacaceae family to the Malvaceae family and renamed Ceiba speciosa.

Ceiba speciosa 50 Gal Call. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Flowers of Chorisia speciosa, silk floss tree, from South America. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. It is resistant to drought and moderate cold. The silk floss tree, Ceiba speciosa, formerly Chorisia speciosain winter without leaves but with large green pods.

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Butterflies and other insects are attracted to the flowers for pollination.

Chorisia speciosa (syn. Ceiba speciosa) 50 Gal

Ceiba speciosa, Silk floss tree with prickly trunk and branches, palmate compound leaves, pink spreading flowers, capsul Close up of the spikes on the trunk of a Floss Silk tree Ceiba Speciosa – Malvaceae Blooming silk floss tree, Flowers covering ground of Floss silk tree, Ceiba Speciosa, Malaga, Spain. Continue Cancel Send email OK. Last update on Flowers are followed by pear-shaped capsules fruit pods filled with seed embedded in silky white floss hence the common name of silk floss tree.

Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. The silk floss tree is cultivated mostly for ornamental purposes.

Each palmate, compound, light green leaf has serrate, lanceolate leaflets each to 5″ long.