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Spathodea camapanulata African tulip tree Kembang kecrutan Bignoniaceae
 

Spathodea camapanulata, African tulip tree, Kembang kecrutan

 

Spathodea camapanulata, African tulip tree, Kembang kecrutan

This spectacular, fast-growing tree grows to about 80 ft (24 m) tall.
The leaves are bronze when young, maturing to deep glossy green.
The fruit are 8 in (20 cm) long.
It is widely planted as a street tree and is ornamental all over the tropics. Its large, bell-shaped, orange or scarlet flowers are produced in dense, terminal clusters. The large pinnate leaves are deep green. The fruit are oblong capsules that split open when ripe to release the seeds. The common name fountain tree refers to the way the buds squirt moisture when they are squeezed.
Flowering colors: Orange, Red, Scarlet, Yellow
Cultivation: This tree prefers rich, well-drained soil, shelter from wind and a sunny position.
Propagation is usually from seed, which can be variable.

 
Spathodea camapanulata, African tulip tree, Kembang kecrutan	Spathodea camapanulata, African tulip tree, Kembang kecrutan	Spathodea camapanulata, African tulip tree, Kembang kecrutan

  

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