By Loxahatchee Adam
I have a number of Floss Silk trees here that I hand-pollinationed this past fall. I plan to grow 10 or so out from each batch to see what the resulting flowers are. I won't have the room to do more. The offspring usually retain characteristics of both parents, but it's all random on which dominant and recessive traits pop up. You could get a nearly identical parent flower, a distinctive cross between the 2, or something very different. Every seed will have a unique flower, even if only slightly different.
There is lots more to read about their growth habits and rates, but if let grow fast, they will generally flower in 2-3 years from seed in a 15 gal pot size. They of course can be kept smaller or even made bonsai, but will likely take longer to flower.
In return, I ask that when your trees do flower, you share pictures with me and if the flower is unique, that I may have a piece of a branch for grafting.
I will reply with new crosses as they become available. The named varieties were propagated by grafting. It's possible a name was changed or made up along the way as its been handed down and grafted several generations. The pictures in the posts are of the actual trees used though.
PM me if interested.