Ceiba pentandra
KAPOK TREE, WHITE SILK COTTON TREE
Malvaceae-Bombacoideae

 
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Plant type: deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 11-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
70m
Plant habit
 
25m

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Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in yellow, white or pink

Flowering Time: early spring, late winter

Ornamental Fruit: fluffy seeds

Bark & Stems: buttressed stems, thorns
 
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Ceiba pentandra
KAPOK TREE, WHITE SILK COTTON TREE
Malvaceae-Bombacoideae

 

  Plant type: deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 11-13

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline
70m
Plant habit
 
25m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in yellow, white or pink

Flowering Time: early spring, late winter

Ornamental Fruit: fluffy seeds

Bark & Stems: buttressed stems, thorns


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical designs

Uses: shade tree

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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