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Tulip Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Liriodendron tulipifera

 

Tulip Tree

Tulip tree is a vigorous deciduous tree native to parts of the USA where it can grow up to 50 m. and is a valuable timber tree. It has greeny-yellow tulip-shaped nectar-full flowers in Spring in the warmer climates - in early Summer in the northern limits of cultivation. The large 4-lobed glossy leaves turn yellow in Autumn

 
plant Features
  • Tulip Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Tulip Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tulip Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Tulip Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tulip Tree

Latin name

Liriodendron tulipifera

type

Deciduous tree

family

Magnoliaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tulip Tree likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Tulip Tree is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Tulip Tree likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Tulip Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tulip Tree is 8.00meters x 12.00meters 8.00 M 12.00 M

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip tree is a vigorous deciduous tree native to parts of the USA where it can grow up to 50 m. and is a valuable timber tree. It has greeny-yellow tulip-shaped nectar-full flowers in Spring in the warmer climates - in early Summer in the northern limits of cultivation. The large 4-lobed glossy leaves turn yellow in Autumn


Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Tulip trees are so named because of the tulip shaped flowers they bear - but these flowers are not produced until the tree has reached semi-maturity (when it is over 10 years old). In warm climates they flower in mid Spring. In cooler climates the flowers appear in early Summer

 

Propagating by seed

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

The trees produce seeds that can be planted in seed compost, or a 50/50 mix of compost and perlite or grit in Autumn. Cover the seed with sieved compost, water, and place the pot in a polythene bag to keep the compost moist. Remove the polythene bag once a week for half an hour or so for ventilation - and to top up the moisture level if required.

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out seedlings to a sunny, sheltered spot, after hardening off (by putting the pot outdoors during the day, to acclimatise to outdoor conditions, for a week or so, and gradually extending the period outdoors until it is fully climatised).

 
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