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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree at Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, CA.

Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree at Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, CA. (Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree)

Some of the African Tulip trees have been blooming for a couple of months...this pic is from a couple of years ago.

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Thanks! African Tulips grow in tropical and subtropical climates. They can be very weedy in the wet tropics and subtropics though (I'm sure you know this since you lived in Cairns). : > )

17 Jun, 2010


Lovely one Andy love the way the flowers are distributed on this.

26 Mar, 2011



Generally, this is how this tree flowers...with hundreds or thousands of flower spikes. :>)

27 Mar, 2011


Its like a christmas tree with their lights wound around the tree

27 Mar, 2011


Very true. It does have a glowing appearance. It looks very nice with up-lighting.

27 Mar, 2011


Must be wonderful to be able to see in reality thanks Andy.

27 Mar, 2011



You're welcome.

One day I'll post a blooming tree with the up-lighting. :>)

27 Mar, 2011


Oh thats great Andy thank you I shall be looking forward to seeing it.

27 Mar, 2011



29 Mar, 2011



29 Mar, 2011



The flower spikes are pretty large and have dozens of flowers which open over a period of 2 - 4 months.

I have 80 photos of African Tulip trees posted on GoY. I didn't realize I've posted so many! LOL! :>)

1 Apr, 2011


I grew this tree from seed and donated it to the Fullerton arboretum in the nineties.
Sold about 2000 blooming small trees to a nursery in San Diego county that sold them in two days time.
I live in the Sacramento area now and am trying to grow this tree in a whisky barrel with the aid of a heat lamp in the winter time. So far so good.

22 Oct, 2020


Hello Indo:

Wow! Thanks for the incredible information!
This tree is really beautiful! It appears to receive a lot of good care.

There’s so many African Tulip trees in San Diego. It’s a pretty common landscaping tree now.

25 Oct, 2020

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