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Bombax ceiba (= B. malabaricum)
Red Cotton Tree
This fast growing, large, dry deciduous tree to about 30 m tall with a spreading crown with spiny branches, palmate leaves and large, very showy, red or orange flowers that bloom before the leaves appear. It makes a highly desirable ornamental if you have the room to accommodate it and is widely cultivated in warm temperate and tropical regions in USDA Zones 9 to 11.