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Stunning Cochlospermum Collection | Gossypium, Religiosum, Yellow Silk Cotton, Torchwood & Buttercup Trees for Sale

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Yellow Silk Cotton Tree, Torchwood Tree, Buttercup Tree
Regional name:
Hindi - Kumbi, Gabdi, Ganiar, Galgal, Gajra, Guneri, Pili Kapas, Bengali - Golgol, Marathi - Ganglai, Gujarati - Pahad Vel, Tamil - Kongilam
Trees, Shrubs
Sun growing
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
January, February, March
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
8 to 12 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Form:
Upright or Erect
Estimated Life Span:
Very long lived
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Rare Plant or difficult to get plant
  • Good for screening
  • Attracts bees
  • Quick growing trees
  • Good on seaside
Generally available in India in quantities of:
Less than a hundred

Plant Description:

* Usually you will not even notice this tree. That is untill it bursts into color.
* The flowers are as yellow as yellow gets.
* Religiosum means referring to God.
* Flowers used in temple as offering to God.
* Native-India and Malaysia.
* Deciduous tree.
* 16 m tall.
* New leaves appear in May-June.
* The flowers last for a day and a half, they appear at 3 am wide open at sunrise and close the following morning.
* The gum is used in book binding, cosmetics and thickening ice cream.
* Floss from fruit used for stuffing pillows and life belts.

Growing tips:

* Flowers in two years even when it is size of a shrub.
* Planted at the background of shrubbery border of large lawns, besides small and medium roads.
* Highly resistant to drought and forest fires.
* Will grow on any kind of soils.
* Will grow quickly if irrigated during hot summer months after leaves arise