Bombax flower

Bombax flower

Although planted across Taiwan, but tropical tree Bombax finds the climate in southern Taiwan most suitable to its growth. This tree is widely used for landscaping and is often seen dotting streetside and highways. Its seeds are disbursed by the wind for they are small, dark gray in color, and packed in cotton-like fibers. The fibers are used for blankets, pillow stuffing and jacket linings. Its flowers and young buds are edible and have medicinal properties.

Common Name
Ceiba, silk cotton flower, red cotton flower

Bloom Time
Mar. ~ April for Northern Taiwan
Feb. ~ Mar for Southern Taiwan

Recommended Sites
Flying Cow Ranch (飛牛牧場)
166, Nanho Village, Tongsiao, Miaoli County