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Tulipwood, Black Tulip, Tulip Lancewood
Scientific Name: Harpullia pendula Planchon ex F. Muell
Synonym:
Family: Sapindaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Australia (NSW, Queensland)

Growth Habits: Small to medium sized tree, slow growing up to 80 feet tall (24 m), 2 feet wide trunk (60 cm), dense shady crown; gray, scaly bark, alternate leaves, 3 to 8 light green blunt-tipped leaflets, 2 to 5 inches long (5-12 cm), with lighter underside

Watering Needs: Regular water, tolerates poor drainage and heavy clay soils

Propagation: Seeds


Pendula from Latin ‘pendula’ hanging or drooping in reference to the pendant fruit bunches.

Blooming Habits:
Greenish-yellow flowers, 0.6 inch in diameter (15 mm), in narrow sprays, sometimes as long as the leaves, in late spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:
Very decorative shiny yellow to red fruit with two lobes, about 0.6 inch in diameter (15 mm). The papery shells open to show 1 or 2 shiny, blackish, roundish seeds. They ripen in summer.


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