The “Shaving Brush Tree” is native to Mexico and a large deciduous tree which is coveted for its unique brush-like flowers which bloom just once a year, usually in February or March. The leaves are also very unique.

by Christina Stobbs (originally published in “Magical Moments” on Magical Los Ayala)

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2 replies
  1. Lourdes González Robles
    Lourdes González Robles says:

    Hello Christina Stobbs; beautiful flowers, and very good photos.
    But, we call this flower, ” CLAVELLINA”.
    There are in white, pale, and mexican pink or even in dark red.

    In Tepic, on the Av. Insurgentes, we can see, combinated pale and pink at the same flower.

  2. Christina
    Christina says:

    Hello Lourdes González Robles,

    Yes, indeed they are beautiful flowers. Thank you.

    I did not know that they were also called “Clavellina.” When I was trying to identify them most references referred to them as a shaving brush flower.

    The Mexican pink/red ones are also especially beautiful.

    Thank you


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