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     This web page created by Clara G ∞, Lara DH ψ, and Dava H :) Fall 2014

     

    Common Name: Floss Silk

    Botanical Name: Chorisia speciosa

    Location: Front of school, West of counseling office

     

    Plant Type: Evergreen and part deciduous; leaves fall off in Autumn

    Sunset Zones: 12-24, H1, H2

    Sun Requirements: Full-moderate Sun

    Water Requirements: Moderate water. Not as much in the winter.

    Origin: Argentina and Brazil

     

    Description: Grows to 30-60 feet. Grows 12-24 inches each season. Bark is  green/light gray and has spikes, around an inch long. The trunk is oval/rounded. Grows best in sandy soil. Fruit is inedible. Name Chorisia Speciosa is named after Ludwig Choris, who was an artist who sailed around the world.

     

    Leaves: Palmate light green

    Flowers: Bloom in Fall/Winter. Range from pink, maroon, purple, or rose

    Fruit: Large green capsules, avocado-sized. The fruit has white, stringy fuzz contained in the capsule.

Floss silk tree
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance
View looking north of Revere Middle School farm, pathway, wheat, alfalfa, vineyard in distance