Chorisia speciosa “The silk floss tree”


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Max Height: 15m

Spread: 1.5m

Origin: Brazil, Argentian

Family: Bombacaceae

Common Name: Floss Silk Tree

Flower Colour: White

Drought Tolerance: High

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

Sun Tolerance: High

Wind Tolerance: High

Water Requirement: Low

PH Level: Basic

Pest Tolerance: High

Disease Tolerance: High

Growth Rate: Slow

Fragrance: No





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Chorisia speciosa

Chorisia speciosa “The silk floss tree” is Broadly conical, slow-growing, semi-evergreen tree with long-stalked, pinnate leaves, to12cm long, composed of 5-7 lance-shaped, often toothed leaflets. Open funnel-shaped, cream or white flowers, 10cm or more across, the upper parts of the petals reddish violet or yellowish white, are produced singly from the leaf axils in autumn. The pear-shaped, green then brown fruit contain seeds encased in silky floss. Height to 15m, Spread 1.5m. Native of Brazil, Argentina.


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