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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree

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

I rarely ever post a photo of this tree out of bloom. This does bloom magnificently during summer and fall. Photo taken at the Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA.

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looks like it has an attractive bark?

2 Mar, 2013


It has beautiful bark and flowers. I'm going to post a photo of this tree in bloom back in Oct of 2010 (which was the last time I took a photo of it in bloom).

2 Mar, 2013


just found it! totally amazing!

thats what i call a good value tree!

2 Mar, 2013


Here's a link to most of my African Tulip Tree photos:

2 Mar, 2013


you wouldnt need much else in the garden with one of those to look at and admire!

2 Mar, 2013


Yes, it's one of my favorite flowering trees after Delonix regia (Royal Poinciana) and Erythrina falcata (Brazilian Coral Tree).

My African Tulip tree has grown pretty quickly and blooms very well (most of the year). It's full of flower buds (already) and this is the first time it's had flower buds so early. Typically my tree starts to bloom the first week in May. I have a feeling it will be blooming by early April this year (or maybe earlier).

Here's a photo of D. regia:

Here's a photo of Erythrina falcata:

3 Mar, 2013


The first one is like nothing I ever saw! Completely amazing, certainly a show stopper!

5 Mar, 2013


Delonix regia (Royal Poinciana) is the most showy flowering tree in the world. It can only be grown in very warm tropical/subtropical climates. It actually grows best in hot, tropical monsoonal climates.

5 Mar, 2013

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