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Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree Flowering

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

This is one of three African Tulip trees flowering (actually on is a lutea or golden African Tulip tree). This tree is in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Photo taken Aug. 14, 2018.

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20 Aug, 2018


It's a pretty commonly grown tree. It is very spectacular in flower. I posted hundreds in the past on GoY.

20 Aug, 2018


It's just spectacular. I've seen these in Africa when I was living there.

20 Aug, 2018


I have a small tree, which blooms a very long time.

I bet they're spectacular in their native Africa. I know it can grow into a massive tree more than 75' tall. It usually tops out at 50' tall here in San Diego, though.

20 Aug, 2018


Yes the streets are lined with these in Senegal, Africa. They are quite big bright purple & red. The branches eventually arch like a huge umbrella.

20 Aug, 2018


There's no purple in the African Tulip tree. It's red with a little yellow or 'Lutea' has golden-yellow flowers.

Here's a pic of the golden-yellow variety.

21 Aug, 2018

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