PLANTS OF AFRICAN FLAME TREE - SPATHODEA CAMPANULATA
Magnificent evergreen, tropical tree with brilliant orange-scarlet cup flowers. Good tree for avenues and parks. Fast-growing. Before opening the flowers contains water, that wild birds come to drink.
Evergreen tree up to 30 m. Dark green leaves and spectacular red-orangey tulip-shaped flowers. Small rounded canopy.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.
Grows on fertile soils with little limestone. Dry hardy. Requires sun to produce a good flowering.