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Ceiba insignis - Chorisia insignis - White Floss Silk Tree

Ceiba insignis is the new name for Chorisia insignis, while not yet universally accepted by the trade Ceiba insignis is the name most often used. Ceiba insignis is spectacular in all seasons. The White Floss Silk Tree produces a wealth of pale yellow blossoms from Late Spring into the Fall when the tree is only sparsely covered in leaves. The pale green trunk of Chorisia insignis is often clad in some of the most impressive thorns. Surely this would make Baloo happy. Ceiba insignis trees can survive cold nights that dip into the teens but all of the flowering wood will have been burnt off. Best to plant in areas that stay 25° F or above during the coldest parts of Winter. Ceiba insignis is native to Brazil. The White Floss Silk Tree can survive in moderately dry conditions but likes good garden conditions and with them can grow up to 40 feet tall.

Ceiba insignis, Chorisia insignis, White Floss Silk Tree

Flowers and foliage of Ceiba speciosa, Chorisia speciosa the White Floss Silk Tree. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.