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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree Flowering


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

Here we go again. lol! This African Tulip is just starting to bloom in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Nov. 8, 2010.



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I would love to be able to grow this tree, I just love the combination of the bright orange with the lush leaves...

12 Nov, 2012

 

You could grow it as a potted plant. It will bloom pretty well outdoors in a pot (during summer).

13 Nov, 2012

 

May have to give this one a go...............

13 Nov, 2012

 

I kept mine in a pot for a couple of years. It bloomed and did very well. It would need a root-pruning once a year, though.

This plant needs some heat. It doesn't need a tremendous amount of heat, though. In fact, it doesn't grow out in the desert because it's way too hot for it....also, it's a very tender tree. The flowers dry up in hot dry heat. It's happened here before.

14 Nov, 2012

 

Yes, it can grow to taller than 50ft (15m) here in San Diego. This is a young tree it's only been there for about 3 years or so. As you well know, it's a fast grower.

15 Nov, 2012



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