Silk Floss Tree, Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias

Silk Floss Tree, Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias

Observation - Silk Floss Tree, Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias. Description: Perhaps my favourite sub-tropical tree. Wonderful exotic flowers, an amazing sight to see a mature tree in full flower.The fruits are capsules in which there are hairs resembling cotton used for stuffing cushions and pillows. A native of Argentina and Br

Perhaps my favourite sub-tropical tree. Wonderful exotic flowers, an amazing sight to see a mature tree in full flower.The fruits are capsules in which there are hairs resembling cotton used for stuffing cushions and pillows.
A native of Argentina and Brazil.This specimen was in Fuerteventura but by far the best ones I have seen were in Madeira!Needless to say it is widely planted as a street and garden tree in warmer climates.