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  • #256840
    gartenfeegartenfee
    Member

    Hellooooo,

    I am hoping that some one here knows about the african tulip trees.

    we have one growing, it`s a very healthy specimen, it`s approx. 3m

    high, single trunk.

    can we cut the tip out to incourage branches?

    thank you

    #522948
    AndreAndre
    Keymaster

    High gartenfee

    have you checked google? I’ve had a brief search, but all I can find is warnings that in a lot of areas, this tree is a noxious weed.

    Better check with your council to see if it is a declared noxious weed in your area before you start getting too fond of it.

    There are also suggestions for alternative trees …

    sorry

    :whistle:

    #522949
    LeeAndJLeeAndJ
    Member

    Hi Gartenfee,

    As Andre said, the African Tulip is a declared weed in some states. Also, it attracts and kills the native stingless bees. More information here:

    http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/forum/topics/african-tulip-tree

    Cheers,

    Lee.

    #522950
    gartenfeegartenfee
    Member

    Thanks Guys,

    i will make sure to check with our council,

    however, here in NSW where we are they grow as street

    trees,flower for ever and look great.

    #522951
    GirlFridayGirlFriday
    Member

    Please, please consider lopping it. It has toxic pollen which kills native bees.

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