Spathodea campanulata 1
Spathodea campanulata 1

Spathodea campanulata
(African Tulip Tree)
Bignonia tulipifera
Spathodea nilotica
USDA Zone: 10B - 12
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Origin: Tropical Africa
Type: Evergreen Tree

Typical Height: 40’-60’
(12.0 – 18.0mts)
Typical Spread: 40’-50’
(12.0 – 15.0mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Wind Tolerance: Medium
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Orange; Yellow
Flowering Season: Winter; Spring
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Bignoniaceae
Propagation: Seeds, cuttings
Leaf Type: Bipinnaely compound
Texture: Coarse
Environmental Issues: Messy when flowering

Typical sizes at the nursery:
25G (10’-12’OA / 4' SPR / 2.5" C)
95G (12’-20’OA / 7' SPR / 4" C)
200G (20’-22’OA / 9' SPR / 5.5" C)
FG (12'-28' OA)
(3.6 – 8.05mts)

Typical planting distance:
30’ - 40’O.C.
(9.0 – 12.0mts)

Common Uses: Parks; Shade; Wide boulevards; Residence; Street Tree;  Free standing specimen tree
Category: Flowering Tree

Notes: This is one of the world's most spectacular flowering trees. African tuliptrees have weak, brittle wood and tend to become hollow and drop large branches as they age, so they are easily shattered by high winds.

+ In this Photo:
Spathodea campanulata
(African Tulip Tree)
Flowers close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
December 2014

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