BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Liriodendron - Liriodendron x 'Doc Deforce's Delight'

Liriodendron x  'Doc Deforce's Delight'
Liriodendron x  'Doc Deforce's Delight'
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Available Autumn/Winter 2018 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.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall) - very limited availability this year

  • 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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