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Spathodea Campanulata, Fountain Tree – Plant – SCF-565076


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This is a large upright tree with glossy deep green pinnate leaves and glorious orange scarlet flowers.
The tree has a stout, tapering, somewhat buttressed trunk covered in warty light gray bark. The tree flowers in spurts all through the growing season, but peak bloom is usually in the spring. African tulip tree is a large upright tree with glossy deep green pinnate leaves and glorious orange scarlet flowers. It may grow to 80 ft on an ideal site, but most specimens are much smaller.Plant Specifications

Plant Height
18 inch (46 cm)

Plant Spread
6 inch (15 cm)

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
African tulip, Fountain tree, Rugtoora

Maximum Reachable Height
80 ft and less

Flower Colour
Glorious orange

Bloom Time
Spring, all through the growing season

Difficulty Level

Planting and careBegin caring for a weeping snow fountain cherry tree by planting it correctly. Place the tree in a hole that is at least twice as large as its root ball, and use soil that has been combined with light, organic mulch. Before the tree is placed in the hole, the roots need to be loosened. After the tree is in the hole, the hole needs to be filled with the soil and mulch mixture. The tree must be watered well after transplantation. Mulch the area around the tree, but make sure the mulch does not touch the trunk. To keep the tree standing straight, tie it to a sturdy stake that has been inserted into the ground.Spathodea Campanulata care

African tuliptree will survive in shade, but demands full sun for fast growth and best flowering.

These trees grow best with plenty of moisture, but will shed their leaves and endure drought.

This species loves rich soil, but puts up with just about anything with a little fertility to it, including limerock.

Can tolerate 18 degrees C, Tropical monsoon climate

Fertilize early in the plants growing cycle – spring for summer plants, fall for winter plants.

Spathodea Campanulata uses
Ornamental Use:

African tuliptrees are grown for shade, color and tropical effects
The wood is difficult to burn, so the tree is also valuable for fire resistant landscaping
African tulip tree is planted as an ornamental, a wayside tree and shade tree

Medicinal Use:

Spathodea campanulata has many medicinal uses both where it is native and introduced
Extracts of bark, leaves and flowers are used to treat malaria, HIV, diabetes mellitus, oedema, dysentery, constipation, gastrointestinal disorders, ulcers, skin diseases, wounds, fever, urethral inflammation, liver complaints and as a poison antidote
It may be effective as a malaria prophylactic and in the control of Aedes mosquitoes

Culinary Use:
Tree is planted extensively as an ornamental tree throughout the tropics


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