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Products > Spathodea campanulata
 
Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Bignoniaceae (Bignonias)
Origin: Africa, Central (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Fall
Height: 25-40 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip Tree) - An evergreen tropical tree that reaches 50 feet in its native lands in Central Africa but is more typically seen in California much smaller. Attractive dark green foliage and rusty brown stems. The brilliant orange-red tulip shaped flowers bloom in the fall. In mild climatic areas this tree will go deciduous at first frost and will freeze to hard wood when temperatures go much below 28F. Nice plantings as street trees in Santa Barbara can be found on lower Alisos Street. The tallest specimen in town is on the UCSB campus.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Spathodea campanulata.
 
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