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Tuliptree

Liriodendron tulipifera

Interesting Flower

Characteristics:
Stately, deciduous tree with striped bark, unusal leaves, and striking green and orange flowers.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers full sun and well-drained soil; best with summer water. Stressed trees often attract aphids in our climate.

Uses:
Grand shade tree

Height:
80' at maturity

Width:
40' at maturity

Shape:
Pyramidal to oval with a magnificent, large canopy

Flowers:
Tulip-shaped flowers that are showy but high in the tree, with yellow-green petals and an orange corolla.

Leaves:
Glossy, four-lobed leaves forming a tulip shape. Leaves are bright green above and paler below, turning yellow in fall.

Bark:
Light gray-green with white grooves or patches. Smooth when young turning ridged and furrowed in diamond-shaped patterns as tree matures.

Eastern US; Wisconsin to Mississippi, east to Massachusetts and Florida .