Pseudobombax ellipticum is native to Mexico, Cuba and Guatemala. common names: aka pochote or pochotl in Spanish ellipticum: amapolo (Mayan), xiloxóchitl (cornsilk flower, Aztecan and current in some parts of Mexico), and cabellos de ángel, or angel hair (Spanish).
The species is winter- to spring-flowering, typically after losing its leaves.
Revered in ancient Mexico as a divine "tree of life"
the wood of Pseudobombax ellipticum is used as firewood or for carving dishes; the trees for ornamental purposes and as living fences; the toasted seeds as food; and the fine fruit fibres to fill pillows and mattresses or to insulate refrigerators.
This is a fine shade tree as well as a show stopper bloomer suitable for bonsai treatment as well pot culture, often developing a fat gnarled caudex resembling a turtles shell.
Plants will drop their leaves and go dormant in cooler months.
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