Cottonwood Tree refers to wide range of trees; however, one of these trees is the Hibiscus tiliaceus. It can be found in the mallow family, and it usually has to deal with Old World tropics. Two common names for this kind of tree are the Beach Hibiscus and Sea Hibiscus; these are just to name a few the common nicknames for the plant.
The kind of Cottonwood will often grow to be abe 13 to 33 feet tall, and it will often have a diameter of 5.9 inches in diameter. The flowers on the respective tree are yellow. When you open the flower, you will see a deep red center in the middle of the flower. Throughout the day, the flowers will turn different colors. First, it will start out as an orange color, and then it will turn to a reddish color. Over a short period, you will the tree curve to one side or the other.
The Cottonwood Tree can often be found along the coastlands of Australia or Asia. In particular, you will find this plant will glow along the Northern or Eastern sections of Australia, and the Southeast section of Asia. Also, you will also see this kind of plant growing in Puerto Rico, Flordia, and the Virgin Islands. This type of plant can also be found in Hawaii, and it may have come to the island via the Polynesians.
The plant needs to be around rain as it does better in communities that rain a lot. It can be found growing in a climate at sea leave up to 2,600 feet above sea level. You will often find the plant growing on beaches. Also, it's common to see the plant in swamps and rivers. The plant can tolerate salt water, and many items don't bother it such as coral sand, quartz sand, limestone, etc. These are just to name a few.
The plant gots its name from Cotton Tree, Queensland, Australia. This is a town along the coast of Australia. The plant is known for being slightly acidic to alkaline soils.