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Bombax ellipticum (fka: Pseudobombax ellipticum) - Shaving Brush Tree


Bombax ellipticum (fka: Pseudobombax ellipticum) -  Shaving Brush Tree (Bombax ellipticum (fka: Pseudobombax ellipticum) -  Shaving Brush Tree)

A young Shaving Brush tree in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. This is a pretty slow growing tropical tree native to eastern Mexico. Photo taken August 31, 2010.



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There are a few full grown ones in the milder parts of the Phoenix area--really spectacular giant cauduciforms!

3 Sep, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

The caudex on this small plant is pretty big. Unfortunately, I didn't get a pic of it.

There's some nice big specimens here too...however, it's not too widely grown...although it's widely available in the nurseries now.

4 Sep, 2010



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