These very beautiful deciduous trees previously known by the genus Ceiba (common name: Silk Floss Tree; Family: Malvaceae) were highly sought after by me when I was planting up HortPark in the past. However, I wasn't able to get any specimens of them.
Now, I finally got the chance to plant them at the Hub. At the planted site, 2 of the species and cultivars were flowering. The palmate leaves, pink blooms and plump trunk of thorns looked absolutely gorgeous! Nature is really a work of art.