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Cecropia peltata


Cecropia peltata

Common Name: Tropical Trumpet Tree

Origin: Southern Mexico, Central America

Height: Up to 50’

Light: Partial to full sun

Water: Moderate


Comments: Cecropias have a spreading crown and large peltate leaves, 12 to 20 in. in diameter, with silver-white lower surfaces. Looking up in the rainforest, their canopy creates a silver layer. The finger-like fruit is edible.