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Spathodea campanulata 'Aurea' - Golden-Yellow African Tulip Tree


Spathodea campanulata 'Aurea' - Golden-Yellow African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata 'Aurea' - Golden-Yellow African Tulip Tree)

This one of several African Tulip trees in this area at Costco in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Sept. 10, 2013.



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beautiful tree. I have never seen the yellow one.

7 Oct, 2013

 

Very extraordinary and cheeky for me ;-). It is like the tree from Wonderland or the tree zou can see after eating hallucination mushrooms. Lol.

7 Oct, 2013

 

Klahanie:

It's pretty common here in San Diego and throughout Southern California. It's a grafted or cutting-grown tree only. It doesn't come true-to-type from seed.

I'm not sure where it was discovered originally...I would assume somewhere in the wet tropics.

8 Oct, 2013

 

I see lots of large, red ones in Mexico. Does this one grow as big too? I like the size as in your picture.

8 Oct, 2013

 

It stays smaller, overall. I've seen some almost 40ft (12m) tall here. The red ones grow to more than 50 ft (15m) tall here.

With this being said: most small urban yards keep their African Tulip trees around 30 ft (10m) or shorter.

8 Oct, 2013



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