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Chorisia speciosa ~ Floss Silk Tree

Chorisia speciosa is spectacular in all seasons. The Floss Silk Tree produces a wealth of blossoms from Late Spring into the Fall when the tree is only sparsely covered in leaves. The pale green trunk of Chorisia speciosa is often clad in some of the most impressive thorns. Surely this would make Baloo happy. 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. Chorisia speciosa is native to Brazil. The Floss Silk Tree can survive in moderately dry conditions but likes good garden conditions and with them can grow up to 40 feet tall.

Chorisia speciosa, Floss Silk Tree

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