silk floss tree
Chorisia speciosa
ORIGIN: Brazil and Argentina

GROWTH RATE: Fast

WATER: Regular irrigation

LIGHT: Full sun

MATURE HEIGHT: To 60'

FLOWER: Large, pink to purple,
exotic looking

SEASON OF BLOOM: Fall to
winter

COLD TOLERANCE: 27 degrees

USES: Specimen tree

OTHER: Large spines cover the
trunk and branches of this tree
giving it an exotic appearance.
Definitely a conversation starter.