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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree


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

This very tall African Tulip Tree is in full bloom in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken May 3, 2012.



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Is this similar to the one we grow over here?

6 May, 2012

 

Dottydaisy2:

African Tulip tree is a very tropical tree native to the wet equatorial (Congo) region of Africa. Are you possibly thinking of Liriodendron tulipifera, which is a very hardy tree?

If you're thinking of the Liriodendron tulipifera, then it's not even closely related.

7 May, 2012

 

Yes I am, we grow that one, that is why I asked....

9 May, 2012

 

Liriodendron tulipifera is a beautiful tree, also. However, the flowers of the African Tulip tree are much larger.

Here's a close up of the flowers:

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/174824-spathodea-campanulata-african-tulip-tree-flowers/member/Delonix1

9 May, 2012



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