Spathodea campanulata | African Tulip Tree | Flame of The Forest | 20_Seeds

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This is Spathodea campanulata, also known as African Tulip Tree, Flame of The Forest, Fountain Tree, Pichkari, Nandi Flame, and Firebell. This evergreen tree blossoms year round and is extremely fire retardant. This is mainly due to the flower buds which contain water. So much so that children use the buds to squirt water at each other. The upturned flowers collect rain and dew. It prefers to live in full sun or light shade where it will attract a number of different birds, bees, and butterflies. Hummingbirds are among the many birds who adore this tree. It is like a public drinking fountain for the birds. USDA Hardiness Zones 9b to 11