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Tulip Tree

Scientific name

Liriodendron tulipifera


The tulip tree is a large, fast-growing tree, up to 35 metres tall, with a trunk up to 160 centimetres in diameter. As its name suggest, the tulip tree produces beautiful yellow-green flowers that are about 5 centimetres long. They have 6 petals and are shaped like tulip flowers and bloom in the spring. Its leaves are 7 to 12 centimetres long and are straight across the top, with 4 lobes beneath. They are light green and turn yellow in the fall. The tulip tree’s bark is smooth and dark green when the tree is young, then turns brown and ridged.

Planting conditions

Tulip Tree requires full sun and prefers moist, well-drained, loam, and humus soils. This Species needs a lot of moisture during the summer especially while young, and It is flood tolerant.


  • Plant height:
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Soil type:
    • Loamy
    • Humus
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • up to 35 metres tall
  • Spread:
    • Up to a 15 metre spread