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Gossypium barbadense - Tree Cotton

Gossypium barbadense has a long history in cultivation. Tree Cotton requires a warm winter setting and in many places it is grown as an annual. Due to this frost sensitivity Gossypium barbadense has been called Sea Cotton and planted near the coast. Gossypium barbadense grows to 10 feet tall and wide, though it can be easily contained by modest pruning. Gossypium barbadense is in the Hibiscus family and blooms Summer into Fall producing yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds and gardeners alike. Gossypium barbadense is native to the tropics of South America. Gossypium barbadense is a commercial crop, generating about 5% of the cotton we use. Gossypium barbadense is known for its long fibers.

Gossypium barbadense, Tree Cotton

Yellow flowers and lush foliage of Gossypium barbadense, Tree Cotton. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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