Pink Shaving Brush Tree
One look at Pseudobombax ellipticum flowers, and you immediately know how the tree got its common name. Of course, that is assuming you are old enough to know what a shaving brush is. Everyone else ‘Google’ it. This is a very large tree with a very large spreading crown. The tree is deciduous, and the flowers appear in the spring before the leaves emerge. The flowers are a striking pink unless you are growing the white cultivar. The emerging leaves are palmately compound, and a drooping deep red color before hardening off and turning green.
Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this tree in stock.