African tulip tree (Spathodeacampanulata) is a popular ornamental shade tree, prized for its orange-red tulip-shaped blossoms. The disease-resistant African tulip tree is ever-blooming, with shiny, dark green pinnate leaves. Easily grown from seed, these tropical trees grow best in warm and moist conditions. African tulip trees grow well outdoors in Sunset’s Climate Zones 21 through 24. In cooler areas, African tulip trees are best grown in containers that can be moved indoors when the temperature drops.
|Key Feature||Expect 90 to 100 % Germination Rate
Mature Seeds collected from 20 – 30 years Old Mother Trees.
Trees grown on poor soils yield better oil, though they cannot withstand water-logging
The tree is planted for soil improvement, reforestation, erosion control & land rehabilitation, and also as a live fence
It has been used as a shade tree in coffee plantations
In teak plantations, the tree can be used to attract initial populations of teak defoliator