The 4-inch-long, 2-inch-wide chalice-shaped flowers of the African tulip
tree are truly breathtaking.
Roadside verges were bursting with sword aloes, red hot pokers, pride of Madeira and the most beautiful lilies and trees in flower in and around the city included the African tulip
tree, the batwing coral tree and the absolutely stunning tropical hydrangea or oriental Madagascar tree.
I assume you are referring to the African tulip
tree (Spathodea campanulata), since it is of tropical origin and would flourish in Guatemala.
And with plants like orange and red Chinese hats, Seminole Dombeya--with its pink hydrangea-like blooms--giant irises, King Ixora, African tulip
tree and the showy Brazilian Red Cloak, to name a few, the pleasure is never ending.
At the side of the road grew mangoes, ginger, avocado, breadfruit, passion fruit, lychees, hibiscus, bourgainvillea,and African tulip
It crosses streams on toylike bridges, offers glimpses of tumbling waterfalls, occasionally bursts upon sweeping ocean vistas and skirts gulches where bright-orange African tulip
blossoms rise to greet you.
And then there was that African tulip
tree (Spathodea campanulata) on Missouri Avenue in West Los Angeles, with its orange-red chalices for blooms; I had never seen such a gorgeous street tree and wondered why it was not more widely planted.