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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree

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

A young African Tulip tree blooming in Old Town San Diego, CA. I have a feeling this tree will be as common as Jacarandas (there's millions here) one day. It will be an incredible sight to see the Jacaranda's purple/blue flowers along with these bright orange/red flowers. Although, African Tulip trees closer to the coast typically bloom later. Photo taken Aug. 29, 2011.

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This is lovely!!!

2 Sep, 2011


They're in full bloom all over now. My tree is still blooming and developing new buds and it's been blooming since the ending of May.

3 Sep, 2011


Its gorgeous

18 May, 2017


What I love about this tree is that they're on individual flowering schedules. I've seen African Tulip trees in full bloom every month of the year here.

19 May, 2017


It must be wonderful to be able to see these flowering all year.

19 May, 2017


Yes, it is. There's several by downtown San Diego that seem to bloom very well in winter most years.

20 May, 2017


I bet in winter they stand out more.

20 May, 2017


Yes, in winter the sky tends to be bluer.

20 May, 2017


I thought it would be so the flowers would stand out more against the blue sky.?

20 May, 2017


Yes, very true. It's opposite with Jacaranda trees. The flowers stand out better when it's cloudy. The blue flowers against a cloudy sky is beautiful! :>))

21 May, 2017


? I bet thats a sight to see.

21 May, 2017


Here's one that was taken on a partly cloudy day.

22 May, 2017


Thanks I shall take a look.

22 May, 2017


Great! :>))

22 May, 2017



23 May, 2017

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