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Bombax ceiba

Classification

Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Myoporaceae
            Genus: Bombax
                        Specie: Bombax ceiba

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, well-drained soil

Features: Scarlet flowers in spring

Uses: Tropical gardens Shade tree

Zones: 10-12

Description: The most widespread Asian Bombax species, the silk cotton tree ranges from southern and eastern India to south China and northern Australia. In cultivation it can become a broadly spreading, heavy-limbed tree up to about 60 ft (18 m) tall, though s

Growth Habit: Thick trunk, tiered branches

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