Sunday, October 10, 2010

Floss Silk tree - budha

One of the few trees blooming in Lahore right now is floss silk tree also called as budha tree locally. One of the most beautiful tree, it blooms in September to November here in Lahore, Pakistan. Its botanical name is Ceiba speciosa previously Chorisia speciosa.

In Hindi it is called resham rui. The large spikes protect the trunk. Native to Brazil and Argentina it is drought tolerant here and starts blooming as soon as monsoon finishes.



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22 comments:

BJ Roan said...

It's beautiful!

rohrerbot said...

Wow....that is a beautiful plant. How frost sensitive is it?

Muhammad khabbab said...

@rohrerbot, ours winters are mild around 5c but in cold climates including zone 8 it will suffer in winters.

Denise said...

Your photos are exquisite. Thank you for sharing them with us today.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

That is a beautiful tree. The flower color is really unique. It is smart to wait until after monsoon season to bloom.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Beautiful color! So nice to learn about plants I'm unfamiliar with.

LC said...

What an amazing plant... thanks for the education... I'd never seen this before... L

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Andrea said...

Oh i haven't seen it but it looks lovely. It looks like other cultures also call other species as Buddha tree, i've seen differences in Thailand and in Cambodia.

Luna Miranda said...

wow, that is a stunning flower! vibrant color!

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Kala said...

What gorgeous blossoms!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Salam Khabbab, a very beautiful plant. If I have a large space in the garden someday, I would like to grow one too.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Is this the tree that has all the nasty looking thorns? But, aren't the flowers simply gorgeous!!!

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Maaike said...

very pretty!

lisa said...

Raelly lovely!

EG Wow said...

The blossoms are lovely and the tree unique!

Muhammad khabbab said...

@Malay-Kadazan girl - It is nice to receive salam from someone as far as you, thanks for visiting my blog.

@HOOTIN' ANNI - you are correct. Will visit your blog for sure.

Liz said...

I really like this. Such color.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful flower. Looks like an orchid.

Jama said...

Gorgeous!

PatioPatch said...

Lovely name for a luscious flower - this is my first visit and do so enjoy seeing plants that never bloom here in the UK. You well deserve your awards

Laura

pakistan flowers said...

Wonderful!thanks for great post.Pakistan flowers


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