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#1 Moose

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:02 AM



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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#2 Moose

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:22 AM

oops, forgot these ...

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:41 AM

Flowers are huge and the bees love them.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:20 PM

Oh... love it.... I wish they are more widely available here....
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#5 Jerry@TreeZoo

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

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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#6 JEFF from Trabuco Canyon CA

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

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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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:53 AM

Sorry for the cell phone picture!
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

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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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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:41 AM

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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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:27 AM

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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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:05 PM

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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#12 Moose

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:04 AM

Pink 2.JPG Pink 3.JPG


Pink happens ... :wub:
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#13 JEFF from Trabuco Canyon CA

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

Nice!
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

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

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

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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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

I thimk it is grafted on a white.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:52 AM

Some white here:

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