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Liriodendron tulipifera

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Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree (Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt)

Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree (Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt)

More About Liriodendron tulipifera

  • Pyramidal to broad, conical, growth habit
  • Cup-shaped, tulip-like flowers bloom after the leaves are fully developed
  • Flowers are yellow with an orange band at the base of each petal
  • Four-lobed, bright green leaves turn golden-yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: May to June

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

5

Height:

20-25 m

Spread:

10-15 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Tulip Tree Growing and Maintenance Tips

Intriguing flowers are usually found high up in the branches frequently hidden by the leaves. Lingering groupings of samaras (seed bearers) add winter interest. Ideal for large, landscape areas and park settings. 


Liriodendron tulipifera Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Tree form
Oval
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Liriodendron tulipifera

Acer saccharum

Acer saccharum

Sugar Maple

Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera

Osage Orange