Orange Flowers Everywhere: Cotton Trees in Yunlin, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]

Cotton Trees in Yunlin, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]
My Travel Monkey Cotton Trees in Yunlin, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]
Discovering and Photographing

I discovered this one beautiful tree standing tall on a gorgeous spring day in March. The tree was covered with beautiful orange blooms. The ground was decorated with sprinkles of orange. Plus, the orange blossoms looked magical against the perfect blue sky.

It wasn’t the first time I saw this tree blooming on my area. I had seen its shades of orange for several years during the months of March and April. However, I had never made the time to photograph it until this spring.

Close-Up of a Single Cotton Tree Bloom near My Home
Close-Up of a Single Cotton Tree Bloom near My Home
A Bundle of Cotton Tree Blooms near My Home
A Bundle of Cotton Tree Blooms near My Home
Another Bundle of Cotton Tree Blooms near My Home
Another Bundle of Cotton Tree Blooms near My Home
Cotton Tree Blooms Galore near My Home
Cotton Tree Blooms Galore near My Home

Cotton Trees Galore

With some investigation on my husband’s part, we found out that the tree is called ‘Bombax Ceiba.’ However, according to Wikipedia, it is also referred to as ‘kapok,’ ‘red cotton tree,’ or just ‘cotton tree.’ For this post, I have decided to refer to it as ‘cotton tree.’

Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees in Yunlin, Taiwan

Then, by a mere coincidence, I stumbled upon some information about these cotton trees on a facebook page. I found out that there are areas in central and southern Taiwan where these trees were planted and grow by the masses, in neatly aligned clusters.

Since we were going south, to Kaohsiung, for the weekend, we decided to make a pit stop along the way, to enjoy these pretty blooms. By the time we got there, the blooming season was drawing to an end. However, there were blooms everywhere on the ground which made the area even more spectacular.

And seeing I am such a sucker lover for flowers, I couldn’t help but enjoy the beauty of it all. However, next year I will remember to use the blooming of the single cotton tree nearby as an indicator of the perfect time to view these trees in Yunlin, Taiwan.

Here is a collection of pictures from our little adventure! Hope you enjoy!

A Cluster of Cotton Tree Branches - Yunlin, Taiwan
A Cluster of Cotton Tree Branches – Yunlin, Taiwan
Blooms and Branches of Cotton Trees - Yunlin, Taiwan
Blooms and Branches of Cotton Trees – Yunlin, Taiwan
Branches of Cotton Trees with Pretty Blooms - Yunlin, Taiwan
Branches of Cotton Trees with Pretty Blooms – Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Tree and Fallen Blooms - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Tree and Fallen Blooms – Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Tree and Fallen Blooms [2] - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Tree and Fallen Blooms [2] – Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road – Yunlin, Taiwan

Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road [2] - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road [2] – Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road [3] - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road [3] – Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road [4] - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees along the Side of the Road [4] – Yunlin, Taiwan

Cotton Trees in a Row - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees in a Row – Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees with the Ground Covered with Orange Blooms - Yunlin, Taiwan
Cotton Trees with the Ground Covered with Orange Blooms – Yunlin, Taiwan
'I Love You' Using Cotton Tree Blooms - Yunlin, Taiwan
‘I Love You’ Using Cotton Tree Blooms – Yunlin, Taiwan
Looking Up at the Cotton Tree Branches - Yunlin, Taiwan
Looking Up at the Cotton Tree Branches – Yunlin, Taiwan
Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees - Yunlin, Taiwan
Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees – Yunlin, Taiwan

Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees [2] - Yunlin, Taiwan
Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees [2] – Yunlin, Taiwan
Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees [3] - Yunlin, Taiwan
Perfectly Aligned Cotton Trees [3] – Yunlin, Taiwan
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47 thoughts on “Orange Flowers Everywhere: Cotton Trees in Yunlin, Taiwan [A Photo Essay]

  1. Once again, amazing pictures!! I must sound very repetitive eheheh.. It looks like a wintery scenario to me though, while here in Taipei it is summer already. 200000 degrees. How is that possible?

  2. Beautiful orange flowers and trees. I love the petals on the ground – so much of them that it looks like an orange carpet beside the road. We don’t have anything like this in Australia. The closest we get is autumnal leaves 😀 It’s sights like these that make you want to keep taking photos and not walk away at all. Before you know and realise it, you’ve taken a few hundred shots and still feel like you’ve just gotten started 🙂

  3. ni hao and xié-xié,Constance! 🙂 I do recall these beauties… ❤ you're right: we do have plenty of "stuff" in common, the main one being: our choice and mutual decision to leave our native countries for our beloved "foreign" hubbies – and we've never regretted it! so: vive la différence! 🙂

  4. So pretty!! I love this. I’m a huge fan of pictures of flowers and trees, and flowering trees are even better. Basically half my pictures are flowers and the other half is food 🙂 Very nice pictures Constance!

  5. It’s amazing how nature always has the colour wheel down matching this shade of orange to brown! You’re a lucky girl to get so see such pretty flowers every year!

  6. I always love your pictures! When the blooms form a tunnel over the road, it must be an amazing sight. I’ve never seen these trees before.

    They look a little like mini lanterns, as it the forest is having its own festival.

  7. Beautiful photos! I love all of the details you show in these pictures. I always see cherry blossoms from Japan or Washington D.C., so it’s wonderful to see the beautiful blossoms in other parts of the world.

  8. They are so beautiful! I’ve never really seen anything quite like it. I love seeing those trees all lined up in rows with the pretty blossoms everywhere. Thanks for linking up with #WeekendWanderlust.

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