Liriodendron x 'Doc Deforce's Delight'
  • Liriodendron x 'Doc Deforce's Delight'
  • Liriodendron x 'Doc Deforce's Delight'

Liriodendron x 'Doc Deforce's Delight'

£45.00

(Early-flowering Tulip Tree) Liriodendron x 'Doc Deforce's Delight' is a very rare hybrid between Liriodendron chinense and Liriodendron tulipifera which flowers as a much younger plant then the ordinary tulip tree.

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Liriodendron x 'Doc Deforce's Delight' is a very rare hybrid between Liriodendron chinense and Liriodendron tulipifera which flowers as a much younger plant then the ordinary tulip tree. The tulip-like flowers usually start to appear after 4 - 8 years on semi-mature specimens. The leaves are dark green, spade-like in shape and turn superb shades of golden yellow before falling in autumn. An exquisite garden 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).
  • Notes: This plant will produce better quality, larger leaves in a position sheltered from strong winds.
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How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Rare and Unusual

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