Tipuana Tree

Tipuana Tree

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- Tipuana tipu is a very fast growing, medium sized, deciduous tree that is grown largely for shade but also has some rather spectacular flowers in late summer, albeit that they don't last for long

 

- The mid green foliage is pinnately compound, made up of leaflets around 5-6cms long and the five petaled, open faced, pea-like flowers are bright yellow

 

- The flowers mature to a typical legume type pod with one seed at the end, like a samara. And it is these seeds that are the main reason why it is not popular, because they germinate very well and it can be rather invasive as a result

 

- The other reason is the invasive roots which can lift concrete once established so take great care where you choose to plant one of these - far enough away to avoid problems but close enough to enjoy its good points