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Markhamia lutea - Nile Tulip Tree


Markhamia lutea - Nile Tulip Tree (Markhamia lutea - Nile Tulip Tree)

This beautiful Nile Tulip tree is flowering at Imperial Beach, CA. Photo taken Aug. 12, 2013.



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beautiful love the statment the tree makes....

13 Aug, 2013

 

It's one of my favorite flowering trees. I have one large tree in my backyard...and several seedling trees. The fragrance of flowers on this very beautiful tropical tree is incredible!

13 Aug, 2013

 

even more impressive...

13 Aug, 2013

 

Thanks! :>)

Here's more photos of my Nile Tulip trees (which is native to the Congo Region of Africa).

http://www.growsonyou.com/Delonix1/photos/Markhamia

13 Aug, 2013

 

WOW!!! thank you :)

14 Aug, 2013

 

You're welcome. :>)

14 Aug, 2013

 

The ones from the seed that you sent me are coming along nicely!

15 Aug, 2013

 

That's great! They germinate very easily and quickly.

I'm not sure why Alexandramou could get hers seeds to grow. She has so much heat there in Greece, which they love.

15 Aug, 2013

 

Heat/light ratio wrong? Just a thought..............

15 Aug, 2013

 

Meanie:

I meant to say: Alexandarmou was not able to get her seeds to grow. Sorry!

16 Aug, 2013

 

Ah.......
Germination was not great, but they seem reasonably sturdy plants now. Just need some climate change to happen now (in a good sub-tropical kind of way though)!

16 Aug, 2013

 

I usually get my M. lutea seeds to germinate within 3 or 4 days during summer.

Markhamia will tolerate somewhat cool temps in winter. Lows of 50ºF (10ºC) or slightly lower and highs of 65ºF (18ºC) are best for winter time. Consistently cool temps will cause the tree to loose its leaves and freezing temps are usually lethal (it's always lethal for seedlings). It is a Congo African native tree from the tropical rain forest, after all.

16 Aug, 2013



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