Plant ID forum: Kapok tree

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Mar 30, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Not sure which botanical specimen.



I had this one and lost it to a freeze. My friend has the same one, but it's protected up near the house.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 7, 2013 5:23 AM CST
It's likely a Ceiba pentandra (which will eventually get huge - and when I say huge I mean it could eat the house Hilarious! ) or a Ceiba cross.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 7, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Thanks, Hetty. I think mine died from too little water. I'm going to try to find another and take better care of it. One of the men in our club has one that's about 25-30 years old and its trunk's not very big, maybe the size of a pecan tree. The Texas sun and alkaline soil may keep it at bay.

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