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Liriodendron tulipifera


Common Name(s):

Tulip Tree

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RHS Award of Garden Merit


Large, fast growing conical/pyramidal tree with tulip-shaped flowers in June and July on older trees, excellent for windy spots and an ideal ‘specimen’ tree, preferring fertile soils.  Helps make superb honey

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: large

Time to maturity: more than 50 years

Habit / Shape: conical / pyramidal spreading

Flower colour: green

Weather exposure: happy anywhere

Foliage colour:

  • green
  • yellow

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn

Soil Moisture:

  • moist but well-drained soil
  • well-drained soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity:

  • neutral
  • acid

Bark colour: brown bark

Soil Type:

  • clay
  • loam
  • sand


  • full sun
  • partial shade


  • happy anywhere

Tree features:

  • flowering tree
  • attractive foliage
  • autumn leaf colour

Possible pests, diseases, problems: generally pest and disease free


  • anniversary
  • Christening
  • memorial
  • valentines
  • wedding

Common Name(s): Tulip Tree

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually