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Botanical Name: Ceiba pentandra

A majestic emergant of tropical South American rainforests. A tall tree to 50m the trunk is straight and smooth apart from the large spines that protrude from the trunk. Plant butresses can extend for 10 and stabalize the tree. Trees will drop theri leave during the dry season, they flower before the new leaf growth emerges. The seeds burst open on the tree revealing the white cotton like fibre that assist in the wind dispersal of the seeds. The trunks of trees are uses to make dugout canoes in many places as the wood is buoyant and water resistant. 

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$17.90 1 Seedling Medium

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Tropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)


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Beautiful big shade tree in Brisbanes Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens - approx 30yrs old | Pete Mclaughlin - Dayboro, QLD 30-Mar-2014
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