African Tulip Tree is a popular ornamental garden tree in tropical and subtropical parts of Queensland due to its showy, red tulip-shaped flowers. It is now classed as an invasive plant and can no longer be sold in Queensland. The African Tulip Tree invades agricultural areas, forest plantations and natural ecosystems, smothering other trees and plants. The flowers are toxic to native stingless bees. This plant reproduces mostly by seeds, which are light and dispersed by wind. Larger trees may also spread via root suckers. (framed)
Please note, this artwork is currently on exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until the exhibition has closed. Please check the Belco Arts website for exhibition dates.