Spathodea campanulata, African Tulip Tree, Scarlet Bell Tree, Fountain Tree

Spathodea campanulata

African Tulip Tree, Scarlet Bell Tree, Fountain Tree
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Uganda
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A slender tree, which can grow up to 30 ft but is often kept smaller in gardens. It has dark green compound leaves and frequently produces clusters of large, tulip-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches. The most common flower color is bright red-orange, with a yellow border on the petals; there is also a rarer, pure yellow variety. The blooms are followed by long, boat-shaped pods that open to release masses of winged seeds. Spathodea grows rapidly from seed (those of the yellow-flowering variety do not, however, breed true) and prefers full sun, though it tolerates a wide range of conditions and poor soil. The wood tends to be brittle and, on taller specimens, breaks easily in strong winds. See Article about Spathodea.

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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree

Spathodea campanulata, commonly known as the African Tulip Tree, is highly regarded for its striking beauty. Its large, vibrant orange-red flowers create a spectacular display, attracting pollinators like bees and birds. The lush foliage adds to its visual appeal. Additionally, the African Tulip Tree is valued for its medicinal properties and is often used in traditional medicine. Medium size tree. Blooms winter through spring with gorgeous tulip-like flowers, red with yellow throat. Sensitive to frost especially when young. Mature plants are more cold hardy.
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Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot