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Children's Services

The Children's Room of the Downey City Library offers reference service and a wide variety of books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and pamphlets to children from preschool age through 8th grade.

You can get information about children's programs by calling (562) 904-7360 x127.

School Assignment Alert Form

Silk Floss Tree (Chorisia speciosa)

Considered one of the most beautiful trees in the world, the Silk Floss Tree is a deciduous tropical plant from Brazil and Argentina. Chorisia is a large tree, which can grow to over 50 feet high with a spread as wide. Floss Silk Tree is well known for the large spikes protecting the trunk and limbs and the woody seed-pods which produce a soft silk that protects its seeds. The silk in the seeds pods was used to stuff life-jackets and pillows in an earlier time in history.

Silk Floss Tree Fact Sheet (PDF)