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Red Silk Cottontree Bombax ceiba

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BOM-baks SEE-buh
Description

Red Silk Cottontree is a large flowering tree in the marshmallow family native to the tropical regions of Asia and northern Australia.  It has large showy red flowers and smooth white bark.  

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Tags:
#showy flowers#shade tree#drought tolerant#red flowers#orange flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#showy fruits#early spring flowers#mid-spring flowers#dry soils tolerant#late winter flowers#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#shade tree#drought tolerant#red flowers#orange flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#showy fruits#early spring flowers#mid-spring flowers#dry soils tolerant#late winter flowers#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Bombax
    Species:
    ceiba
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical Asia to Northern Australia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 60 ft. 0 in. - 75 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Large red-orange flowers from late winter through mid spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil