Tuliptree Tree

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The Tuliptree is one of the largest native trees in North America. This magnificent, aristocratic tree, can grow to 90 feet. It is a member of the magnolia family and has distinct tulip-shaped flowers. The showy, goblet-shaped, orange-yellow-green flowers appear in late spring. This beautiful native tree has lasting, lightly scented blooms that give way to stunning fall foliage. Leaves of this Tulip Tree turn golden-yellow giving it interest throughout the seasons.

Tuliptrees are best as a single specimen in a large setting or grouped in groves. They are hardy and will grow in most conditions. It is recommended as a shade tree. The tree’s tall and rapid growth is a function of its shade intolerance. Grown in the full sun, the species tends to grow shorter, slower, and rounder, making it adaptable to landscape planting.

In addition to the beauty of this fast-growing tree, the soft white woods are often used for woodworking – especially for cabinetwork. The wood is often marketed as “Yellow-Poplar or “American tulipwood”.

This tree is also often referred to as American Tulip Tree, Tulip Poplar, or simply as Tulip Tree.

Liriodendron tulipifera

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Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 7.0
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
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