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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.