April 7, 2014

Pseudobombax ellipticum


 or
some times it's called a shaving brush tree.


Flowering late winter or early spring with it's 5 inch flowers opening at night.


Leaves are first red turning green as they mature.

A winter deciduous tree and is drought tolerant, but does OK with our Florida rains.





 


It was getting to large so I cut it back last fall after it

dropped it's leaves. I've had this plant for about 30 some years.

You need two of them to get and seed. I only have one so no seed for me.