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Unknown tree with beautiful flowers.


Unknown tree with beautiful flowers.

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It's hard to see properly...but the flowers look beautiful, Alex. Are they a bit like magnolia?

24 Nov, 2011

 

Karen, I don't think it's a Magnolia. I wish I had my camera with me!!! I posted a pic of a fallen flower from this tree. It was funny walking around searching the sidewalk for a fallen flower. This tree is really tall.

25 Nov, 2011

 

chorisia insignis

25 Nov, 2011

 

YES, thank you Bampy.

25 Nov, 2011

 

If the flowers have any red or pink in them, it's Ceiba speciosa, not Ceiba insignis.

26 Nov, 2011

 

Oh, right....Ceiba Speciosa it is then.

26 Nov, 2011

 

If you can get seeds from the kapok of this tree, they will grow very easy in spring. I've grown this tree from seed to 12ft/4m tall in about 3 years (it's the easiest tree I've ever germinated).

27 Nov, 2011

 

I'm not sure if I want a giant like this in my garden. Then again if I can get some seeds I will probably try anyway...

28 Nov, 2011

 

It makes a good 6 - 8 foot tree in a big pot.

28 Nov, 2011

 

Hhhmmm...walking by there again on Thursday. Will have a look for seeds.

29 Nov, 2011

 

The seeds usually cling to the kapok.

1 Dec, 2011

 

I went and had a look yesterday. I'm not sure I like the bark of this tree. Would the seeds be in what looks like a fruit?

2 Dec, 2011

 

The bark is covered with very large rose-like thorns! This is common knowledge....just kidding! :>)

The kapok pops out of the large fruit...and then the seeds are in the cottony kapok.

3 Dec, 2011

 

lol....ah, that's what I thought! Scary, they are large thorns!!....
I think I will just walk by there and look at the tree when in flower!

3 Dec, 2011

 

A common practice here, especially in the parks...they de-thorn the trunk up to about 8ft high. The same is done to Coral trees (Erythrina species).

4 Dec, 2011

 

Oh, good idea...and do the thorns grow back?

4 Dec, 2011

 

I've never seen the thorns grow back.

I like the new avatar...it that a photo of you?

5 Dec, 2011

 

It would work the same for Rose bushes then?!?

Thanks Delonix.....yeap. that's me.

5 Dec, 2011

 

Not sure about rose bushes...never tried it before.

You're very pretty! (I hope this wasn't an inappropriate comment!)

5 Dec, 2011

 

I might give it a try...

Thank you. (No but you made me blush bright red)

5 Dec, 2011

 

Good luck!

Didn't mean to make you blush.

6 Dec, 2011

 

:o)))

6 Dec, 2011



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