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Spathodea campanulata

   (Family: Bignoniaceae)
English: Fountain Tree, African Tulip Tree, Flame-of-the-forest or Nandi Flame  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Height: 7 - 25m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (light)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred altitude: 914 - 1219m
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Forest
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower info
  Flowering is both conspicuous and dramatic, with football-sized flower clusters produced at the ends of every branch during warm weather. These unusual flower clusters are composed of many velvety brown claw-like buds that split open vertically as the five-inch-long, broadly trumpet-shaped flowers emerge in succession. Fully expanded, the mature flowers are elaborately scalloped and picoteed, and the flower color is typically an intense red orange.
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf arrangement
Bark / Stem type
Leaf size 025mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Partially Evergreen
  2.5cm long, pinnately compound leaves with seven to nineteen oval leaflets, each four to six inches long. New leaves emerge a bronzy color, becoming dark green above and paler beneath. Nearly evergreen in mild coastal climates, but typically deciduous farther inland where winters are cooler.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
A large tree with spectacular trumpet-shaped flowers.
Growing EDIT
Grows best in the cooler tropical climates of the world, where it is evergreen and ever-blooming.
Intolerant of frost.

Proper siting to get the most out of your African tulip tree means a warm, preferably south-facing slope with full sun and good drainage.
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