Common name: African tulip tree
Native to: Tropical dry African forests in Angola, Ethiopia. Ghana, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
This tree is planted extensively as an ornamental tree throughout the tropics and is much appreciated for its very showy reddish-orange or crimson (rarely yellow), campanulate flowers.
Native / exotic: Native
Aspect: Full sun
Flowers: Scarlet-orange flowers
Foliage: Evergreen, dark green
Growth habit: Upright, large widely branching tree with shady canopy
Height: Up to 25 metres
Spread: Up to 15 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched
Uses: Large specimen tree planted for shade and attractive showy display of flowers.