SelecTree: Tree Detail
LOS ANGELES BEAUTIFUL FLOSS SILK TREE
Ceiba speciosa 'Los Angeles Beautiful'
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage.
Previously listed in the Bombaceae family.
Chorisia speciosa 'Los Angeles Beautiful'
Conical or Rounded Shape.
Has Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 35 - 50 feet.
Width: 40 - 55 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, No Change, Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Fall or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown, White or Gray Capsule, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.
Bark Green or Light Gray, Spiny.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ceiba speciosa 'Los Angeles Beautiful' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Jul 11, 2020.
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