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One of my big tree interests is Floss Silks and the numerous species that make up the group: Ceiba: speciosa, crispiflora, chodatii, insignis, rubriflora, schottii, pubiflora, jasminodora, and others.   I have approx 60 grafted trees in the ground here of unique flowers that I’ve found exploring around.    With those, I’ve made numerous hand-pollinated crosses to try and obtain new unique flowers.  

I don’t have the room to grow enough of each cross out to see all the combinations, so this past summer I distributed approx 1,000 tagged seedlings throughout the area for people to grow in their yards.  I have approx 10-12 of each cross in peoples yards (see map of locations, many have multiple trees). They all have info sheets with my contact info to send pictures of when they bloom. 

In ideal conditions at my place here (good sandy soil, horse bedding mulch, and good fertizlier), I’ve had several go from seedling to bloom in 2 years. I’ve had some bloom smaller (6 ft / 2 m) while others have grown much faster in 2 years to approx 15+ ft / 5 m.   In a Mediterranean climate it will likely take longer than 2-3 years to bloom.  

I have probably 100 different crosses (see attached pic).  I have them all tagged so I know what flower the male and female parents are.   I’ve attached pics of some of the parent flowers from here   

I am happy to send seeds to any who would like.  The size of them allows me to send intentionally also.  I ask that you keep good documentation of which seeds are which and to send pictures when they bloom.   Different seeds of the same cross will not all be the same, which is why I am trying to get multiple out when possible.     Send me a private message with your mailing address and how many crosses you’d like.   The packages need to stay under 1 oz (28 grams) total for me to ship as a regular letter.  

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Hillizard

Loxahatchee Adam: You've made a very generous offer!! And some great Ceiba source material that should produce unique flowers. I wish I had the climate and the garden space to grow some of them. Good luck to any others who can! ;)

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Cikas

Wow, they are soo beautiful. :greenthumb:

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santoury

To those in "the wrong" climate - I have a few in Massachusetts, including two beautiful 6-7 footers (2 inch diameter trunks) - They do wonderfully indoors. 

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Mostapha

I pm'd, I have a house full of potted palms and tropicals, most of which spend their time outside during spring and summer. I'm more than willing to see how they germinate and grow here. Beautiful flowers, definitely interested, and I have no problem jotting down how they fare. 

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On 12/22/2017, 5:21:22, Loxahatchee Adam said:

One of my big tree interests is Floss Silks and the numerous species that make up the group: Ceiba: speciosa, crispiflora, chodatii, insignis, rubriflora, schottii, pubiflora, jasminodora, and others.   I have approx 60 grafted trees in the ground here of unique flowers that I’ve found exploring around.    With those, I’ve made numerous hand-pollinated crosses to try and obtain new unique flowers.  

I don’t have the room to grow enough of each cross out to see all the combinations, so this past summer I distributed approx 1,000 tagged seedlings throughout the area for people to grow in their yards.  I have approx 10-12 of each cross in peoples yards (see map of locations, many have multiple trees). They all have info sheets with my contact info to send pictures of when they bloom. 

In ideal conditions at my place here (good sandy soil, horse bedding mulch, and good fertizlier), I’ve had several go from seedling to bloom in 2 years. I’ve had some bloom smaller (6 ft / 2 m) while others have grown much faster in 2 years to approx 15+ ft / 5 m.   In a Mediterranean climate it will likely take longer than 2-3 years to bloom.  

I have probably 100 different crosses (see attached pic).  I have them all tagged so I know what flower the male and female parents are.   I’ve attached pics of some of the parent flowers from here   

I am happy to send seeds to any who would like.  The size of them allows me to send intentionally also.  I ask that you keep good documentation of which seeds are which and to send pictures when they bloom.   Different seeds of the same cross will not all be the same, which is why I am trying to get multiple out when possible.     Send me a private message with your mailing address and how many crosses you’d like.   The packages need to stay under 1 oz (28 grams) total for me to ship as a regular letter.  

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Adam,

Just plucked your package from the mailbox, greatly appreciate it, esp. the unexpected extras!!! :greenthumb:

Thanks again, 

-Nathan

 

 

 

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Mostapha

Seeds arrived today, thank you very much. Will record any info n germination and growth patterns..much appreciated.

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jb1336

Thanks for the seeds, they arrived a few days ago but I forgot to post it. I'll germinate some indoors and outdoors.

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DoomsDave

Holy cow!

Any more left?

 

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Matthew92

PM sent, have any left?

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Hillizard

My grafted spineless Ceiba (formerly Chorisia) speciosa is now in bloom this month (second year it's flowered), even though it's quite small. Brought it into my sunroom as the temps have dropped into the 30s overnight this month where I live and I wanted to avoid flower bud drops. Would love to grow some of the crosses that Loxahatchee Adam has made, but I just don't have the room. :unsure:

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NickyB

these are beautiful.. do you happen to have any more seeds?

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Zifool

yep very interested me too :yay:

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