April 7, 2014

Pseudobombax ellipticum

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.


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