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AFRICAN TULIP Tropical Tree Live Plant Flame Of The Forest Big Bright Orange Flowers Attract Hummingbirds Starter Size 4 Inch Pot Emerald TM


Spathodea campanulata or African Tulip is native to Africa, where reaches heights up to 60 tall.  Outside of the native habitat, heights of around 25 ft are average.

In the winter, the tree is covered with nectar rich, vibrant orange, cup shaped flowers which attract hummingbirds and other wildlife.  Water, nectar,  and insects will collect inside upturned blooms, making the tree a favored bird hangout. 

This beautiful tree has recently been rediscovered by Southern Xeriscapers (ie, a landscape with low water demands), as it is actually quite drought tolerant once established.  

It also is very hard to burn, and so can be used in suburban landscapes as a natural firebreak in some wildfire prone areas. 

Plant in a large, open space away from buildings as the wood is soft and the limbs can break in high winds.  It is somewhat salt tolerant, but will not withstand direct salt spray. African Tulip is a fast growing tree, quick to establish tree, and can be expected to gain several feet each year.

Photo credit: Many thanks to Forest and Kim Starr who so generously allow their beautiful photos to be used by others.

  • Model: 3R-P4OV-787W
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1875lbs
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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