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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree Flowering

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

My tropical African Tulip tree is flowering and full of buds. I cut this tree way back a few months ago when it was semi-deciduous. It's now coming back very strongly over the last month-and-a-half. It has so many new buds, it's amazing! This is one of my favorite trees and I've made several cutting-grown plants from this tree over the years. Photo taken Nov. 7, 2017.

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Does it have a fruit ?
It's obviously very happy , is the weather suiting it well this year ?

8 Nov, 2017


No, it doesn't have any seed pods.

It's been its spot since 2011. It's been very happy in it's location. It flowered for almost 4 years without stopping, which is very unusual for an African Tulip tree.

The weather has been perfect here (especially after the extreme heat wave from a little over a week ago, when temps were 105ºF (40.6ºC) and hotter. The highs are now around 75ºF (24ºC) and morning lows around 60ºF (16ºC).

8 Nov, 2017


Looks a beauty Andy that heat wave has rewarded you.

8 Nov, 2017


The buds were developing before the heat wave. :>))

Actually, this tree doesn't like those types of heat waves, it usually will burn the flowers up.

9 Nov, 2017


Yes I can imagine they would burn our Tulip trees Magnolias flower in spring.

9 Nov, 2017


If it had been really hot with lots of humidity, like in summer. It would love it!

9 Nov, 2017


Yes as plants take most of moisture through their leaves.

9 Nov, 2017


Definitely. The very dry air we get with heat waves this time of year is really horrible for plants. It dries the leaves.

9 Nov, 2017


That is a shame you need a sauna for them lol

9 Nov, 2017


Well, it is native to equatorial Africa. That's a very hot and humid place.

The weather we've been getting here is so perfect for African Tulip trees...highs around 77ºF (25ºC) and morning lows in the low 60's (16ºC). It's perfect for me, also! LOL! :>))

There's a much larger African Tulip tree around the corner from me. It's in full bloom...and I pass by it when I come home from work.

10 Nov, 2017

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