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Blooms of a Silk Floss tree


By Siris

Blooms of a Silk Floss tree (Ceiba speciosa)

Wonderful large (10" maybe) flowers on this tropical tree from the South Americas. This one about 30 ft photographed on the pavement verge Italy.

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So I was barking up the wrong tree lol

21 Oct, 2015


Ha,ha, ha, Dd!

21 Oct, 2015


Beautiful Siris.

21 Oct, 2015


Wish we could grow some of these in the UK.

21 Oct, 2015


These are huge trees.. they have very prickly trunk but the most beautiful flowers as these. I grew one from seed in Mexico.

21 Oct, 2015


Wow! How lovely.

21 Oct, 2015


Thank you for the info, Klahanie. The trees are indeed beautiful, loaded with blooms. Considering the number of blossom, I don't think they must have much scent, couldn't detect any perfume?

21 Oct, 2015


Thank you for your comments Bloomer, which have disappeared. The 'root tree' is still in the piazza next to the coach station.
I have tried 3 times to post pics of Vesuvius, but I think because all us tourist are looking for something to do during the bad weather, the internet will not upload my photos.

21 Oct, 2015

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