Clear Mountain Garden Treasures
 

Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresSilk Floss Tree

[Home]
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseSite Index
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseBulbs, Corms & Tubers
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseComposite Flowers
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseCactus & succulents
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseFuchsias
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseFood plants
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseNZ Natives
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseTrees & shrubs
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseClimbers
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseOrnamentals
Expand/CollapseExpand/CollapseOther Interesting Pictures
Orchids
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Shipping
Auctions
Silk Floss Tree

Flowers
Family Bombacaceae
Name Ceiba speciosa
Common Name Silk Floss Tree

  See also:  Trees & shrubs

This medium sized tree is distantly related to hibiscus and the pink flowers bear a resemblence. It is in the same genus as the kapok tree (C. pentandra) and its ripe seeds are covered in the same silky material that can be used to stuff pillows and matresses. The trunk is covered with sharp spines and the bark is green, even on old trees. It is pretty versatile and can withstand coastal conditions, but is only half hardy.

Origin: Minas Gerais, Brazil.



Flowers

Flowers

Buds

Subscribe

Share

Tweet

Save

Digg

Submit

Share
Featured Plants
Show/Hide
Click to view
This month: Dragon Fruit
This species of night blooming cactus... [More...]
Click to view
Last month: Furcraea longaeva
This relative of agaves produces a huge... [More...]
Random Plant
Show/Hide
Click to view
Bletilla striata
This hardy deciduous terrestrial orchid... [More...]