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Silk Floss Tree

KNOWN FOR:​​

  • Spiked Trunk

  • Amazing Flowers

  • Favorite of Humming Birds

  • Fast grower when young

SIZE:

  • 50'Hx30'W

PH Range:

  • 6-7

Zone:

  • 9b-11 cold tolerant down to 23 degrees

APPEARANCE:

  • Foliage - Green

  • Flowers - Pink or White

EXPOSURE:

  • Full to partial sun in low desert

  • NOT on on western or Southern exposures with reflected light. 

Notes:

  • Sensitive in mid 20's

  • Young trees need frost protection

  • suitable for containers or as bonsai

Feed:

  • Thrives in rocky, poor soils

  • Once established no fertilizers really needed

  • Low water usage once established

  • DO NOT USE CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS

General Information:

Silk Floss trees are one of our favorite non fruiting low maintenance trees that are also drought tolerant and amazing for our area. These are also a conversation starter, a great center piece in your garden, and a gorgeous shade providing nurse tree for other tropicals

One of the most amazing trees when it flowers. People will stop and stare between July and September as these beauties fill with amazing hibiscus like flowers which local pollinators adore!! Best of all once these beauties are established there is very little care needed. 

The size of these beasts can be tamed with pruning and they work very well in containers or for bonsai specimens. A Tucson Tropicals FAVORITE!!

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