Cochlospermum vitifolium ‘Single Flower’ – Buttercup Tree (Email for availability)

This is a rarely offered, tropical, deciduous tree. It produces yellow flowers in the spring time. The foliage is also attractive.

Please request waiting list for this rare tree. We are not always able to offer it. E-mail us with zip code if interested and we can check latest availability.


This rarely seen tropical tree is deciduous and the flowers appear before the leaves. 
The flowers colored golden yellow sometimes cover the entire tree with vivid results. You won’t need to wait long to see flowers, plants as young as 2 years old should bloom.
The leaves, star-like shaped, re-sprout in the spring and are also attractive.
It is drought tolerant when established. 

This magnificent flowering tree will only perform well in warm locations.
Even though it can survive temperatures in the low 30’s, a hard freeze may knock down the flower buds before they open.
The tree can grow up to 40′ in height but will look much better if kept around 12′-15′. Trimming should be done only after the tree has finished blooming.

FAMILY : Bixaceae
ORIGIN : South and Central America
MATURE SIZE : up to 40′, keep smaller is possible
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average during the growing season, drier during the resting period (Dec, Jan)
MIN. TEMP. : low 30’s for short periods
FLOWER : late winter/early spring

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery