Native to tropical Africa, African tulip tree is a fast-growing evergreen tree. It is known to infest disturbed rainforest, where it out-competes native vegetation.

African tulip trees are sometimes planted as ornamentals or street trees. Non-invasive native alternatives to the African tulip tree are black bean (Castanospermum australe), wheel of fire (Stenocarpus sinuatus) and flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolius).

You must manage the impacts of African tulip tree on your land.

You must not give away, sell or release African tulip tree into the environment.

Scientific name

Spathodea campanulata

Description

Habitat

Distribution

Life cycle

Impacts

Environmental

How it is spread

Prevention

Control

Physical control

Herbicide control

Read the African tulip tree fact sheet (PDF, 799KB) for herbicide control and application rates.

Biological control

Further information

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