Silk Floss Tree
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I Have A Silk Floss Tree That Is Very Healthy And Several Years Old, But It Does Not Flower In The Fall. Do All Silk Floss Trees

Zone Palm Desert, Califirbua zone 9 | carolrochlin added on March 20, 2020 | Answered

flower and is there a soil amendment that I should add? I am a California Master Gardener. Thanks for your help.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on March 23, 2020

Yes, they are very prolific bloomers! Your issue could be an indication that the nutrition ratios in your soil could be a bit off, namely low in phosphorus and potassium and high in nitrogen.

It could also indicate a low pH, or acidic soil.

I would recommend testing your EC and nutrient profile, as well as pH. Then amend accordingly.

These links will help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soil-ph-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/silk-floss/floss-silk-tree-planting.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/kapok/kapok-tree-pruning.htm

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