Today's bloom is Shaving Brush Tree (Pseudobombax ellipticum)

Bloom of the Day for February 3rd, 2011:

Type of plant: Trees, Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Pink, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

Height: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m), 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m), 20-30 ft. (6-9 m), 30-40 ft. (9-12 m), over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m), 20-30 ft. (6-9 m), 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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pixie62560 wrote:
Very neat looking!

marti001 wrote:
Very interesting looking tree. When I'm out in Calif this year I'll have to check out and see if I can see it in person.