Pseudobombax ellipticum
(Bombacaceae) 

 

Pseudobombax ellipticum, the shaving brush tree, is a native of Mexico which loses it leaves and bears beautiful, large, single flowers with hundreds of bright pink purple stamens in the winter (December-March).  There is also a white flowered form.  Easily propagated by stem cuttings.

 

Pseudobombax ellipticum (shaving brush tree) flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

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