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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Best with consistent moisture in humusy, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, but best flowering is in full sun. Trees with established root systems have some drought tolerance.
Leaves drop when temperatures sink below 27 degrees F. 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 seciosa of Argentina and Brazil where it often rises to ‘ tall. This tree is now grown as a showy flowering tree in many tropical areas around the globe.
It performs well in southern Florida, parts of California and Hawaii. It will typically develop an attractive, rounded, umbrella-like crown over time. Trunks and branches are armed with stout triangular spines. Trunks are green in youth, but may eventually mature to gray. Each palmate, compound, light green leaf has serrate, lanceolate leaflets specipsa to 5″ long. Leaves typically drop in fall before this tree blooms.
Open, five-petaled, funnel-shaped flowers ” diameter which somewhat resemble hibiscus bloom late fall to early winter. Flowers are quite showy, featuring pink to rose-purple petals with creamy white to yellowish-white throats. Flowers are followed by pear-shaped capsules fruit pods filled with seed embedded in silky white floss hence the common name chorsiia silk floss tree. In its native territory, floss has been sppeciosa for a number of uses including stuffing pillows.
Capsules split open in spring when ripe releasing the seeds into the wind.
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This fruit rarely sets on trees grown outside of tropical areas. This tree was recently removed by some experts from the Bombacaceae family to the Malvaceae family and renamed Ceiba speciosa.
Hibiscus is in the mallow family silk floss tree and hibiscus have similar flowers and Kapok tree is in the Ceiba genus silk floss tree and kapok both have silky floss in seed pods. RHS still speciosaa Chorisia as the genus name. Genus name honors botanical artist Ludwig Louis Choris Specific epithet means showy. No serious insect or cnorisia problems. Leaf spot may occur. Difficult to propagate from seed or cuttings.
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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 it often rises to ‘ tall.
Problems No serious cuorisia or disease problems. This tree may be grown in containers. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. Sign up for our e-newsletter.