The African Tulip Tree is an upright, tropical tree with pinnate leaves and large clusters of magnificent, bright orange-red flowers. It is one of the most spectacular flowering trees and thus is widely grown in warm regions around the world. It hails from equatorial Africa where it grows in tropical rainforests. Leaves are large, deep green and shiny. It has a stout, tapered trunk with a buttressed base and smooth gray bark. It has a fast growth rate and it grows in a variety of soils, including sandy and limestone soils. Hardy in zones 10-11.