Control of African Tulip
African Tulip is a soft wood tree which grows to a height of around 25 meters and has good foliage cover. It has ridged, whitish crinkled trunks, dark green leaves, bright coloured flowers, fruits a capsule and numerous winged seeds. The plant can be grown from cuttings and by seeds. Numerous plantlets also grow out from the distributed root systems. The trees are known to grow very fast forming a good canopy. They shade out lower plants once established not allowing other plant species to grow. They can quickly invade about 60 per cent of an abandoned farm. Birds and insects that are attracted to the beautiful flower facilitate pollination.