African Tuliptree Spathodea campanulata

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Spathodea campanulata

Family:

Bignoniaceae

Genus:

Spathodea

Species:

campanulata

Common Name:

African Tuliptree

Seeds Per Pound:
74,426
Quantity:
0.94 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
25
Germination:
78%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
40 - 80 feet
Collection Locale:
Honduras
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10
In Stock: 0.94 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$6.95
5 gram
$25.59
10 gram
$39.50
1 oz
$89.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Spathodea is a monotypic genus in the flowering plant family Bignoniaceae. The single species it contains, Spathodea campanulata, is commonly known as the African tuliptree, fountain tree, pichkari or Nandi flame.
* 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.
* The flower bud is ampule-shaped and contains water. These buds are often used by children who play with its ability to squirt the water.
* The sap sometimes stains yellow on fingers and clothes. The open flowers are cup-shaped and hold rain and dew, making them attractive to many species of birds.
* In Neotropical gardens and parks, their nectar is popular with many hummingbirds, such as the black-throated mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis), the black jacobin (Florisuga fusca), or the gilded hummingbird(Hylocharis chrysura). The wood of the tree is soft and is used for nesting by many hole-building birds such as barbets. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov