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Pseudobombax ellipticum var. alba

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Here are some blooms from a
Pseudobombax ellipticum var. alba
that I guerilla planted across the street a few years ago. It drops its big leaves and flowers for about a month this time of year.

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oops, forgot these ...

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Flowers are huge and the bees love them.

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Oh... love it.... I wish they are more widely available here....

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The white ones always bloom about a month before the red ones. The red ones seem to be much larger trees with faster growth. These white ones are blooming now and it is at least a month early. The red ones have not shed their leaves yet so maybe they will bloom at a normal time in March.

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I love my white flower one. In California mine flowers about mid March. I have been looking for a red/pink one for a while. If some one knows where I can get one or some seed please let me know. Thanks!

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Nice red flush of mine last spring.

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Sorry for the cell phone picture!

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Here is an updated photo of the white.

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The pink version first flower of the season.

At the Costa Rican Biennel, there were a few of us who visited Chester Skoltak and his bromeliad operation. He was propogating Psuedobombax ellipticum var. alba. Chester said the white was very sought after, the pink much less popular in Costa Rica. :huh:

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I love my white flower one. In California mine flowers about mid March. I have been looking for a red/pink one for a while. If some one knows where I can get one or some seed please let me know. Thanks!

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Nice red flush of mine last spring.

Jeff--

Try California Cactus Center on Rosemead Bl just south of the 210. Usually they have small ones in 4" pots.

I've never seen seed set in CA or FL. The pink one is easy from large cuttings in FL, but for some reason, not so easily in CA.

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Nice tree. Here are some white in the cactus garden, looking for some pink ! Not bloomed yet, but are full of buds. If pollinated by hand, gives many fruits. The fresh seeds germinates easily, also by cuttings .

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I'm surprised they're blooming so early. Usually mine (also alba) starts to bloom in late March or early April.

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Pink happens ... :wub:

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Nice!

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Here is a monster - pink flowered variety. The bloom is nearly finished - wish I had gotten photos a few weeks earlier. That trunk is about 5 ft. in diameter!

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Here's my regular color on a small grafted plant along with the buds. I love the buds!

David

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Here's my regular color on a small grafted plant along with the buds. I love the buds!

David

Upon what is it grafted?

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I thimk it is grafted on a white.

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Some white here:

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