Liriodendron tulipifera

Botanical Name: Liriodendron tulipifera

Phonetic: leer-EE-O-Den-dron tool-IP-ih-fear-uh

Common Name(s): Tulip Tree

Family: Magnoliaceae
Origin: Eastern and southern Untied States
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, 4 lobed
Leaf Color: Bright green above, pale beneath
Fall color: Bright yellow-gold
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring/May-June
Flower Color(s): Yellow pedals with orange markings but seldom noticed

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 4-9
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Fast                                  
Height: 60-80 Feet
Spread: 25-40 Feet
Hydrozone: High/3
Soil: Grows best in moist soils with good drainage
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, aphids, scale, verticillium wilt, mold, mildew, canker

Features: Tall growth habit, attractive tulip shaped flowers, low maintenance, showy flowers, fall color, wind breakage
Uses: Park tree, lawn tree with regular irrigation, shade tree, not recommended as a street tree

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