African Tulip Tree - Very showy fast-growing tree from Tropical South Africa. In the past twenty years, however, this “king of flowering trees” has become a popular landscape tree in frost-free areas of Southern California. It is a large evergreen to 50 feet tall, or more, with flowers throughout the year. Clusters of spectacular, tulip shaped 4" flowers in scarlet red & orange appear at branch ends. When grown in Southern California it ranges at 25-35 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide. Moderate water needs.