Stately, deciduous tree with striped bark, unusal leaves, and striking green and orange flowers.
Prefers full sun and well-drained soil; best with summer water. Stressed trees often attract aphids in our climate.
Grand shade tree
80' at maturity
40' at maturity
Pyramidal to oval with a magnificent, large canopy
Tulip-shaped flowers that are showy but high in the tree, with yellow-green petals and an orange corolla.
Glossy, four-lobed leaves forming a tulip shape. Leaves are bright green above and paler below, turning yellow in fall.
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 .