Psuedobombax ellipticum

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Psuedobombax ellipticum

Post Number:#1  Postby Stan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:46 pm

At least 12 years old. Could in the 15 year range. As I became a better gardener,it became a show plant. What a coincidence.
Dormant right now.
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Re: Psuedobombax ellipticum.

Post Number:#2  Postby Jkwinston » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:01 am

Stan, have you managed to get any blooms from this plant so far? I have come across some tiny seedlings with blooms, on the internet, which I thought was not possible. Jkw
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Post Number:#3  Postby Stan » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:22 am

No blooms. Maybe this year. Coaxing blooms out of fat plants seems harder than getting growth. I'm marginal in the summer heat is the cause.
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Post Number:#4  Postby Geoff » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:54 am

Mine bloomed yearly but in Tarzana (LA)... now that I'm up in the high desert, I think heat is not the problem, but perhaps lack of a 'warm' winter. Lives through winter in garage fine, but no more effort to flower, despite plenty of heat (move it in garage for about 3 months a year)

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Re: Psuedobombax ellipticum.

Post Number:#5  Postby Stan » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:07 pm

It got nipped this year..but previous it was fine. I thought for sure it would flower last year..just foliage. I have a hard time getting heat needy plants to flower. I have a 5' P.lamerei that sent out a flower stalk..and it never made it to bloom when he had a frost the last week of December. That stalk had reached size in September..then stalled.
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Post Number:#6  Postby Jkwinston » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:00 pm

Stan wrote:It got nipped this year..but previous it was fine. I thought for sure it would flower last year..just foliage. I have a hard time getting heat needy plants to flower. I have a 5' P.lamerei that sent out a flower stalk..and it never made it to bloom when he had a frost the last week of December. That stalk had reached size in September..then stalled.


I suppose the small plants I saw with blooms were probably moved into a warm environment to produce the flowers. Or perhaps they were from a tropical climate anyway. Jkw
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Post Number:#7  Postby Jkwinston » Sat May 06, 2017 3:37 pm

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Post Number:#9  Postby Stan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:29 pm

Well,you can compare to April and today's photo. Its really grown on Agaveville.
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