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Liriodendron tulipifera /Tulip Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera  / Liriodendron tulipifera
Close-up image of handsome flower and tulip-shaped leaves
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Close-up image of handsome flower and tulip-shaped leaves

Terminal shoot of foliage and flower

Flowers difficult to see because they occur high up in the tree canopy and often hidden by foliage

Typical form of a 3 to 1 height/spread ratio of the tulip tree

Dried cones on a tree in winter

Form of a typical tree in winter

Form of a mature tree in summer foliage

Flower bud

Petals have oange and almost chartreuse colors

A closer view of a flower

Both male and female flower parts easily seen here

Foliage, flower and flower bud,

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Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Common Name: Tulip Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Multicolored
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Has beautiful tulip-shaped flowers with petals greenish-yellow marked with orange blotches near the base. This large tree with pyramidal form is used in street plantings, as a shade tree, and for accent or specimen. The flowers attract butterflies. Can have a problem with leaf spot, a leaf disease.