Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum
Pseudobombax ellipticum

Pseudobombax ellipticum Shaving Brush Tree

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Pseudobombax ellipticum is commonly known as the ‘Shaving brush tree’, and it belongs to the Malvaceae family. The native of the winter-dormant plant is Southern Mexico, with its height reaching 12-40 ft. In the spring season, beautiful flowers bloom, and there are no leaves left on the trees.

Growth Rate

The growth rate of the plant is fast.


The flowers bloom in pink colors from winter to early spring.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Pseudobombax ellipticum needs plenty of water to grow. 


This succulent needs well-drained soil to germinate properly.


The hardiness of the Pseudobombax ellipticum is 9b to 11, with a frost tolerance of -7° C (19.4° F) for short periods.


The Shaving brush tree needs full sun to light shade.


This variety is propagated by seeds and cutting. Direct sunlight will help the plant propagate properly.

Shaving brush trees are caudex-forming plants, and they can be grown in the form of bonsai. These succulents will surely make your balcony pleasing.

Some of the information in this description has been found at, and

Blooming Season Winter to early spring
Common Name Shaving brush tree
Dormancy Winter
Family Malvaceae
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance -7° C for short periods
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 12-40 ft.
Origin Southern mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name pseudobombax ellipticum
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 26 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Customer Photos
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Kristine O.
United States United States

Healthy happy plants!

I buy a lot of plants online and these were very happy and healthy plants.

David M.
United States United States


The plants were very healthy and are growing. Love them

Mary A.
United States United States

Good new growth


Jason R.
United States United States

Satisfied costumer

This is the only online nursery that had a Pseudobombax tree in a small size and an affordable price. Tree came to me quickly and in a healthy condition!

Planet Desert Pseudobombax ellipticum Review
John A.
United States United States

Great healthy plants

Shipping was fast, plants were well packed and arrived healthy. No buyers remorse at all.

Pseudobombax ellipticum

26 reviews

SKU: 1155

Regular price $ 14.99 Save Liquid error (product-template line 189): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Only 18 items in stock!

Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.