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Liriodendron tulipifera

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree, Tulip Poplar, Whitewood,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Oval, Upright

Very attractive tall tree has unusual large four-lobed leaves that turn golden in Autumn with remarkable tulip shaped flowers in late Spring-Summer. Flowers are green-yellow with some orange markings. Grows approx. 20m tall x 8m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Park And Gardens, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Minimal care required. Performs best in a full sun to semi-shade position and moist, well drained soils with added organic matter but is adaptable to most. Water well in hot dry Summers.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Magnoliaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Green, Orange, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate