Forest Peach, Buttercup tree

Cochlospermum vitifolium

Family: Bixaceae
Genus: Cochlospermum (koh-kloh-SPERM-um) (Info)
Species: vitifolium (vy-tee-FO-lee-um) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Veined

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Hana, Hawaii

Kihei, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 25, 2006, ilima from Clyde/Fines Creek, NC (Zone 5b) wrote:

The family of this tree in my reference books is Cochlospermaceae and is differentiated from Bixia by the palmately lobed leaves. Propagation of this tree has been easiest by root cuttings and suckers from roots near the soil surface.

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