Plant ID forum: What's the name of this tree

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Know_who
Oct 16, 2016 11:28 PM CST
Anyone know the name of this tree?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 17, 2016 6:44 AM CST
Welcome! Know_who

Based on one of the few flowers that is in focus, I would guess that this might be a Ceiba speciosa (Silk Floss Tree) although it lacks the characteristic spiky trunk. It could also be a Tabebuia or an Orchid Tree. A better picture would help... and also its location... Smiling
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sooby
Oct 17, 2016 7:25 AM CST
Welcome! Know-who. The location is presumably California since the sign beside the tree says Fazio for Senate Smiling
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plantladylin
Oct 17, 2016 8:42 AM CST
What time of year was this photo taken? It is difficult to tell for sure without a close up of a flower or leaves but my first thought was possibly Pink Trumpet Tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus)

Another photo of Pink Trumpet Tree for comparison: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-california-ca-los-angeles-l...
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 17, 2016 9:13 AM CST
sooby said: Welcome! Know-who. The location is presumably California since the sign beside the tree says Fazio for Senate Smiling
I guess you'd have to be from there to know LOL.
Handroanthus used to be called Tabebuia so I concur, it could be that. It's the one really big flower that is in focus that made me think 'Silk Floss'.

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ctcarol
Oct 17, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Silk Floss is my impression too, and the label on the photo mentions Simi, so I'm assuming that's Simi Valley, Ca.
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DaisyI
Oct 17, 2016 9:41 AM CST
I'm guessing with Carol. Simi Valley, CA. Without clearer photos, I don't want to try to take a guess on the identity of the tree though.
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plantladylin
Oct 17, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Good eye @Dutchlady1 Hetty, apparently there is a thornless Silk Floss tree!
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sooby
Oct 17, 2016 10:55 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said: I guess you'd have to be from there to know LOL.


Or type fazio senate into Google, which is what I did Whistling


Know_who
Oct 17, 2016 5:26 PM CST
Thank you very much everyone,
Yes it is in Simi Valley on Royal Ave, just west of Tapo Canyon.
Based on everything you guys said I looked into it online and it is indeed a Thornless Silk Floss Tree.
Thanks again everyone.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 17, 2016 6:46 PM CST

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Here are two (very spiky) Silk Floss trees in Naples, Florida. Definitely one of my favorite trees too. Thumbs up

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