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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree


Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree)

Thinking of summer...had to post a pic of one of my favorite flowering trees. Photo taken Oct. 29, 2010.



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what a beauty

24 Mar, 2011

 

Yorkshire:

Thanks! This is one of my favorite summer flowering trees (even though I've seen different trees bloom every month of the year here in San Diego). This tree is very strange as many seem to have their own bloom cycles.

24 Mar, 2011

 

Stunning one Andy

24 Mar, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Thanks! Yes, it's an incredible sight in person. It's pretty difficult to capture the true reds/oranges in the flowers with a camera.

25 Mar, 2011

 

Marguerite:

I figured African Tulip trees would grow there. Our climates are very similar.

This tree is trimmed regularly...many are trimmed to keep them from getting too tall. African Tulip trees are very susceptible to being blown over in high winds.

A gigantic African Tulip tree blew over about 7 years in front of the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park during a big wind storm.

25 Mar, 2011

 

I can just imagine it Andy shimmering glowing like a fire.

25 Mar, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Thanks! It is like shimmering, glowing fire. One of it's many common names is: Flame of the forest

Here's a few of my many African Tulip pics:

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/african?page=3

25 Mar, 2011

 

They are beatuities Andy.

26 Mar, 2011

 

Yes, they are. :>)

26 Mar, 2011

 

:o))

26 Mar, 2011



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