(Tulip Tree) A majestic tree native to North America, Liriodendron tulipifera has colourful flowers once established and large, spade-like, green leaves which turn butter-yellow in autumn before falling.
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A majestic tree native to North America, Liriodendron tulipifera has colourful flowers once established and large, spade-like, green leaves which turn butter-yellow in autumn before falling. The bark of established specimens develops a smoky-purple hue.
When mature Liriodendron tulipifera has masses of pretty yellow-green, tulip-like flowers (hence the trees common name). A magnificent specimen tree.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liriodendron tulipifera does generally not grow well in dry soils, prone to drying out in summer.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: June - July.
- Flower Colour: Yellowish-green with orange markings
- Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
- Habit: Large branching tree.
- Height: 30 m (98 ft).
- Spread: 15 m (50 ft).
- Important: This plant will produce better quality, larger leaves in a position sheltered from strong winds. Please bare in mind that Liriodendron tulipifera does not usually start flowering for between 15 - 25 years.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Large (15m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Flowers in Summer, Autumn Colour, Foliage - Unusual Shape