BOMBAX MALABARICUM - Red Kapok Tree Maximize

BOMBAX MALABARICUM - Red Kapok Tree

This is a large, tropical, deciduous tree that produces large red flowers in late winter to early spring. Grafted plants can be grown in containers. Nice plant for a collector.

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Plant the tree in full to partial sun.
Water once or twice a week.
Fertilize 3 times a year, not during dormancy.
If you have to trim the tree the best time is right after it's done blooming.
This is a huge tree but it can be kept small by trimming. Trees can be seen in full bloom around 8'-10' tall.

FAMILY : Malvaceae
ORIGIN : India
TYPE/USES :
flowering tree
MATURE SIZE :
up to 70'
GROWTH RATE :
fast when growing
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
: full / partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS
: average/les in the winter
MIN. TEMP. :
mid 20's
FLOWER :
Feb/March