Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Liriodendron tulipifera
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Tall, straight trunk; upper branches create a rounded crown; in an open landscape has more upright, oval shape
Height:   "40 to 100'40 to 100"
Weight:   20 to 40'
Leaf:   6 to 8" alternate, simple leaves with short lobes; clear yellow to yellow green fall color
Flower/Fruit:   2 to 3" yellowish green and orange, cup shaped upright, fragrant flowers in late spring
Comments:    Native; branches are brittle; not a true popular; some leaves will turn yellow and drop during drought; attracts hummingbirds, birds, and squirrels; host plant for tiger and spicebush swallowtail butterflies
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Arnold: 60'; narrow, upright; magnolia like flowers; golden yellow fall color