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Generalities Chorisia tree:

Chorisia speciosa is a tree of the Bombacaceae family (the same to which the baobab belongs) and immediately catches the attention for its trunk full of thorns. The trunk, just like that of the baobab tree, is swollen at the base and is covered with large conical thorns. In its natural habitat, Chorisia speciosa can reach and exceed a height of 20 meters. The tissues at the base of the stem swell to accumulate water to be used as a reserve in periods of drought.

Online Sale of Chorisia Tree, available in the following formats:

  • Potted Tree Size: 160 / 180cm
  • jar 15x15x20cm erected on reed

Online Sale of Chorisia Tree, available in the following formats:

  • Potted Tree Size: 160 / 180cm
  • Vase 15x15x20cm erected on reed

Generalities Chorisia tree:

The species is present in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina where it is known as the drunken tree (Palo borracho). It is grown in tropical and subtropical regions and was introduced in Italy at the end of the 19th century in the botanical garden of Palermo. From there it gradually spread as an ornamental plant for both private gardens and street furniture. Chorisia speciosa is grown mainly for ornamental purposes. Outside of private gardens, chorisia speciosa is grown for the use of its fruits and seeds which, in addition to being edible (therefore of interest to the food industry), enjoy good industrial interest. The wood of Chorisia speciosa is very light and white, it is used to replace cork or for the manufacture of light barrels.When the seed reaches full maturity, the fruit is formed. The fruit of the chorisia speciosa is an ovoid pod with a woolly appearance. It measures 20 cm in length and inside it collects the small seeds surrounded by a fibrous mass. The soft and white material that encloses the seeds is reminiscent of cotton or silk and finds various applications in the industrial field. The flowers are hermaphrodite, they are large and showy with pink or red petals. Chorisia speciosa, in its natural habitat, blooms between February and May, however the flowering period varies according to the geographical position: with the Mediterranean climate, chorisia speciosa blooms between October and November, so it is perfect for those who want a flower garden in Autumn.

Chorisia Tree Cultivation and Care:

Chorisia is a very light-demanding plant, so it should be planted in sunny areas for many hours a day. It fears low temperatures and harsh climate.
Soil: prefers deep, fertile soils rich in organic matter.
Watering: adult specimens are resistant to drought and are satisfied with rains; the young plants should be watered at least 2 times a week.
Fertilization: it must be fertilized with mature manure at the time of planting; until autumn, a slow release granular fertilizer can be administered to the base of the plant. In winter it is advisable to suspend the fertilizations.

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