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Chorisia speciosa - Floss Silk Tree


Chorisia speciosa - Floss Silk Tree (Chorisia speciosa)

This is another beautiful flowering tree that is very common and starting to bloom now. They grow quickly to 30 feet and eventually become a very large tree to 75+ feet tall. This tree is commonly used along freeways off-ramps and parks.

Another important thing about this tree is that is has rose-type thorns all along the trunk and branches. The thorns are about 4 time larger than a rose thorn.

Here's a link to another pic: http://www.arboretum.org/imagesB/SeedlingChorisiaOverall.jpg



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Very attractive, despite its thorns!

24 Sep, 2008

 

The flowers are closer to Hibiscus flowers even though the tree is in the Bombaceae family.

4 Oct, 2008



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