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White Floss-silk Tree

A deciduous tree growing to 50 feet tolerating seasonal wet and dry conditions.  Grows best in full sun with well drained soil.   Trunk green, bottle-shaped and armed with large prickles.  Photo by Laurel Woodley

Ceiba (=Chorisia) insignis produces masses of large white flowers
Latin Name: 
Ceiba (=Chorisia) insignis
Family Name: 
Bombacaceae
Place of Origin: 
Peru, Ecuador
Bloom Time: 
Jan
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Plant Types: 
Garden Location: 
On Tram Road across from Redwood Section