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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, 3 gal pot

African tulip tree. 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.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot