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Bombacoideae Trees for zone 9B?

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jb1336

Anyone know any trees in that subfamily that can tolerate 9B? Also is there any species that can tolerate any colder?

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Silas_Sancona

Chorisia **Now Cebia** speciosa does well in 9b and is at least worth trialing more in favorable 9a areas. Obviously you'd want to grow them up a bit before planting in 9a though.  C. insignis, one or two other harder to find sp. from South America, and possibly  another species from the southern region of Sonora in the  N.W. area of Mexico might also be acouple others that would come close hardiness-wise.  

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Loxahatchee Adam

Zone 9B where?  Orlando, FL is 9B, but so is southern coastal Oregon.   One of the most cool (not cold) hardy species is Chiranthodendron.  They grow very well in San Francisco, which can mimic high elevation tropical climate...but also rarely freezes.  

For outright cold hardiness that I've seen in Florida, Bombax ceiba and the Floss Silk group (former Chorisia) are the most cold hardy.

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krishnaraoji88

Here is my silk floss in 9a. Planted it as a seedling in the ground and almost lost it a few times. There are flowers on it right now but tough to see in photo

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