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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree Flowers

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

This large African Tulip tree desperately needs to be trimmed of the dead branches and given copious amounts of water, which it doesn't receive. It's a tropical rain forest tree. Photo taken next to the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on Aug. 21, 2012.

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This grows well in NZ. It's quite lovely.

22 Aug, 2012


Thanks! :>)

I would think the African Tulip tree would be too tender in most of New Zealand. Maybe the northern parts of the North Island they may grow. This tree is native to the equatorial tropical rain forest of Congo, Africa.

22 Aug, 2012


Amazing colour...........

22 Aug, 2012



Thanks! Yes, it has very bright red-orange flowers! Photos cannot do the flowers justice! :>)

23 Aug, 2012

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