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Ceiba tree
« on: January 03, 2012, 19:12:01 PM »
I've never seen this Ceiba tree before - the bark has got the most amazing "spikes"


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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 22:18:01 PM »
 :mmm: Those spikes should would stop vermin climbing up them  :o
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 09:01:03 AM »
I had another look at it yesterday and would definitely not recommend that tree-lovers "hug that tree"..
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 09:34:48 AM »
 LOL Rena, my thoughts exactly.  It looks like it's out of a futuristic movie
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 10:26:19 AM »
 :woohoo: Rena

Does it grow very tasty edible fruit ??? Grow beautiful fragrant blossoms ???

What I am trying to ask why would one grow one of these what appear to be rather unfriendly looking trees ???

 
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 10:30:14 AM »
I had another look at it yesterday and would definitely not recommend that tree-lovers "hug that tree"..
Especially if she has silicone implants  LOL
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 10:50:05 AM »
I had another look at it yesterday and would definitely not recommend that tree-lovers "hug that tree"..
Especially if she has silicone implants  LOL

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 11:07:41 AM »
Prickly implants indeed ;D

The tree is in the parking area of a nursery and must have been there for quite a while.  We know the owners of the nursery quite well and I'm going to ask them about the tree - and also watch it for any developments. 

http://www.yucatanadventure.com.mx/Kapok-ceiba-tree.htm

Certainly an interesting tree.
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Re: Ceiba tree
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 16:27:47 PM »
I've since learnt that it is known here as the kapok tree
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Re: Ceiba tree
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 01:13:11 AM »

What a beautiful tree  :love:
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Re: Ceiba tree
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 16:30:46 PM »
The big tree is that of a friend of mine.

The small ones i have grown from seed.

The flower is about 23 cm in diameter.

The tree trunk is about 1.2 m. in diameter

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Re: Ceiba tree
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 16:51:36 PM »
They sure are fascinating trees. Bill. 

The only one I know of has small seed pods (I think) at the moment - just smaller than a marble.  When is the seed ripe??
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2012, 17:00:26 PM »
Rena
The seeds are ripening now.The seedpods are like  Kremetart trees seedpods.

They burst open and the wind blows it the whole area around.

Iknow people with washing on the washing line hates the seeds. They  stick onto the washing and is a real nuisance to get it off.

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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2012, 01:28:33 AM »
 :mmm: A beautiful tree Bill

Thanks for sharing the pix and detail of the tree  :good:

Bloom 23 cm is some bloom and the huge trunk diameter Wow! Wow! Wow!

But not for my backyard.  :'(   Wonder how it would respond to Bonsai ???
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Re: Ceiba tree
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 10:32:44 AM »
Sorry Abby my finger must have slipped on the keyboard.

The diameter of the flower is 13 cm and not 23 cm.

WOW 23 CM -WHAT A FLOWER.

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