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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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 Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum
Family: Malvaceae   (Formerly:Bombacaceae)
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Shaving Brush Tree
Origin: Mexico and Central America
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

In habitat, it's a medium to large size tree. One of the stranger-looking of the flowering trees that is very popular for bonsai culture. May be pruned to size to make an unique indoor plant. Beautiful flowers develop from long cylindrical buds that open with a slightly explosive sound. This plant can be confused with a Turtle Shell Plant: on pictures by Brenda Bock you may see the base of the bonsai - and the turtle shell type markings. The tree is cultivated mainly for its flowers, but like other species of the genus, its fruits contain seeds with large fibers attached to the seed coat, which are used commercially.


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 Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum, Bombax ellipticum, Shaving Brush Tree

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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. album
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Shaving Brush Tree. One of the strangest looking flowering trees, this fast-growing tree bears spectacular showy staminate flowers in the spring. It usually has no leaves at that time, which serves to show off the large and striking blooms.This item is certified for shipping to California.
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