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Pseudobombax ellipticum /Shaving-Brush Tree

Pseudobombax ellipticum   / Pseudobombax ellipticum
White flowers present in earlhy spring before tree leafs out
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White flowers present in earlhy spring before tree leafs out

White stamminate flowers in an inflorescence resembling like a shaving-brush

Tree in winter

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Scientific Name: Pseudobombax ellipticum
Common Name: Shaving-Brush Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Will attain a height of 70' feet or more in frost free areas, however gets to less than 5' as a container plant where freezes occur. When grown in a pot it sometimes produces a caudex (fat base) resembling a turtle shell. Pink is the most common color of flower and white one are less frequent.