Botanical Name: Spathodea campanulata
 Common Name: African Tulip Tree, Flame-of-the-Fo
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

25-40', 40-60'

 

Flower Color

Orange, Red, Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium, High

 

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Lawn

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Photographer: Steve George/Dave Ryden

  • Description

  • Notes

Spathodea campanulata is native to E. Africa. Grows to 40' or more. In Sept. through Nov. terminal bunches of brown, claw-like buds that open to spectacular, large, upright red-orange trumpets with ruffled edges emerge. This plant is sensitive to frost and needs protection but is well worth the effort. Avail. in 24" Box, 36" Box