What Kind Of Tree Is This? - Knowledgebase Question

Ontario, CA
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Question by snowtigres1
April 13, 2002
It has purple flowers on it. It looks like it could be fern tree or may some type of palm tree. It is so pretty. please help me.

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2002
I'm wondering if it is Chorisia speciosa, the Floss Silk Tree. The leaves of this tree are divided into leaflets like the fingers of a hand, giving a fern-like look, and the flowers can be pink, purple, rose or burgundy. If so, it blooms in early spring. Hope this information is helpful.

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