Chorisia speciosa | Silk Floss Tree, Kapok

Silk Floss Tree matures into a tall, wide-spreading tree with time, so select its location carefully. Winter cold can be an limiting issue, particularly with young trees. Puts on quite the color show in winter when other plants are quiet. Distinctive trunk is bright green and covered in thorns. Canopy coverage: 707 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 25F

Growth Rate: moderate, fast

Height: 40 feet high

Width: 30 feet wide


Foliage Color: light green

Flower Color: red, pink

Flower Season: fall, winter

Wildlife: butterflies