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Tuliptree

Botanical Name
Liriodendron tulipifera
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
9
Height
70 to 90 feet
Width
35 to 50 feet
Flowers
Yellowish-green with orange center, 2 to 3 inch, cup shape
Fruit
Cone-like aggregate of samaras, persists into winter
Fall Color
Clear to golden yellow
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic best
Planting & Care
  • Transfer balled and burlap or container grown in early spring
  • Avoid hot, dry sites
  • Best in slightly acidic soils, but pH adaptable
  • Provide a consistent supply of moisture to prevent leaf scorch
  • Tolerant of black walnut toxicity
  • Has a fleshy, poorly branched root system
Problems
Leaf spot, partial to early leaf drop, aphids
Varieties
  • Ardis - compact, leaves are 1/3 the size of species, smaller flowers
  • Compactum - dwarf, 1/2 size of species
  • Aureomarginatum - variegated variety, leaves are margined with creamy greenish-yellow

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