A deciduous large shrub to small tree which can grow to 6 metres. It has smooth, grey bark. The large yellow flowers are produced in spring. The seed pod is large and egg shaped with long cottony hairs surrounding the seed. Grows in clay to sandstone soil and is commonly found in woodlands in the Northern Territory and north Western Australia, as well as north Queensland, very common in Kakadu National Park. Flowers and young roots are edible, cooked, and the flowers can also be eaten raw.
|Scientific Name:||Cochlospermum fraseri|
|Common Name:||Kapok Tree|
|Other Common Names:||Yellow Kapok|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.