SelecTree: Tree Detail
WHITE FLOSS SILK TREE
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
May be briefly deciduous.
Native to Southern Brazil and Argentina.
Previously listed in the Bombaceae family.
Erect with a High Canopy.
Has Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 feet.
Width: 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Light Green, No Change, Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow or White. Flowers in Fall or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Pod, fruiting in Spring or Summer.
Bark Green or Light Gray, Spiny.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 12, 13 and 15 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ceiba insignis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ceiba-insignis >