African tulip tree, Fountaintree (Spathodea campanulata): Trees grow up to 80 ft. The tree flowers in spurts all through the growing season, but peak bloom is usually in the spring. The 1-2 ft long opposite leaves, which emerge a bronzy color, are massed at the ends of the branches. They are composed of 5-19 deeply veined oval leaflets. The horn shaped velvety olive buds appear in upturned whorls at the branch tips.