Monday, November 16, 2009

Floss Silk Tree

Floss Silk Tree
Chorisia speciosa


This beautiful deciduous tree, native to South America, blooms in the Fall. The green trunk and branches are protected by sharp spines.  After blooming, inedible large pear-shaped fruits bear seeds containing a silky floss. In the past, floss from the seeds was used for stuffing pillows. In the states, the Chorisia speciosa can be found along the coast of California, Arizona, southern Texas, and southern Florida.

3 comments:

  1. Such pretty pink blooms. I've never seen a tree like this before.

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  2. I don't think I have ever seen one here. Will be on the look-out. I'm looking to add some color to my yard.

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  3. That is a beautiful tree for sure!

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