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Spathodea campanulata

African Tulip Tree

African Tulip Tree, Flame Of The Forest, Fountaintree, Fireball, Gabon Tulip Tree
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Spathodea campanulata
Principal Common Name African Tulip Tree
Common Name(s) African Tulip Tree, Flame of the Forest, Fountaintree, Fireball, Gabon Tulip Tree
Description Small to medium tropical flowering tree with glossy green compound leaves that are 1.5-2 ft long. Very showy large frilly red-orange flowers in clusters.
General Comments This tree grows to full size only in a warm frost free area. There is a yellow form sold as 'Aurea.'
Nativity Tropical Africa
Height Range 40 - 75 FT
Spread Range 20 - 50 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Glossy
Form Tree
Flower Color Orange Salmon : Orange-red : Red-Orange : Scarlet Orange : Scarlet Red
Flower Time Summer : Fall
Ease of Growing Average : Difficult
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Evergreen : Flower : Heat Tolerant

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