Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree

This is a beautiful tall tree with large leaves that have a lovely shape and smooth soft texture. It has striking yellowish-green with flecks of orange coloured flowers. They are solitary flowers that sit in the extreme-most upper branches. The flowers resemble tulips, hence the common-name reference to the tulip tree.

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A spectacular tree that would make a magnificent specimen tree in a large lawn or public park.

Position & Soil

Prefers a well drained, fertile, slightly acidic soil in a temperate climate but also tolerates most soils Enjoys full sun but can occasional get sun scorched leaves. Tolerates air pollution.


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Feature Flower
These trees offer an attractive colour or flower display that is worth noting.
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Feature Foliage
These trees are known for distinctive foliage in terms of colour, structure or shape.
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Shade Tree
This selections provide commanding shade when fully mature. A great option for backyard summer shade.
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Also referred to as feature trees, these are noteworthy selections due to size, shape, foliage cover, seasonal colour or general knock-out attractiveness. They can stand-alone in any garden.
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More Varieties

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiata'
A smaller tree that is more upright than wide. It offers the same beautiful characteristics as straight tulipifera such as…

Liriodendron tulipifera 'aureamarginatum'
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Liquidamber styraciflua
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Catalpa bignonioides
This is a large attractive tree with a broad dome-shaped canopy and large long-stalked leaves. In summer it carries bell-shaped…


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