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Liriodendron tulipifera

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A majestic tree native to N. America, Liriodendron tulipifera has colourful flowers and large, spade-like, green leaves which turn butter-yellow in autumn before falling. The bark of established specimens develops a smoky-purple hue.

When mature Liriodendron tulipifera has masses of pretty yellow-green, tulip-like flowers. A magnificent specimen tree.

Supplied Size: 2L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Liriodendron tulipifera | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Liriodendron tulipifera | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Liriodendron tulipifera | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Liriodendron tulipifera does generally not grow well in dry soils, prone to drying out in summer.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Flower Colour: Yellowish-green with orange markings
Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
Habit: Large branching tree.
Height: 30 m (98 ft).
Spread: 15 m (50 ft).

Important: This plant will produce better quality, larger leaves in a position sheltered from strong winds. Please bare in mind that Liriodendron tulipifera does not start flowering for between 20 - 25 years.

Plant Finder: about Liriodendron tulipifera

Common names

Yellow poplar, Tulip tree, White wood, Canary white wood


Liriodendron tulipifera (Yellow poplar). This fast growing, deciduous tree has a broadly columnar habit and bears dark green lobed leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. The flowers are borne singly on the ends of the shoots in mid-summer and are followed by conical, pale brown clusters of fruits. The tree takes 10-15 years to flower for the first time.


Preferring a temperate climate, this species needs a slightly acidic soil, sun with some shade and well-drained, deep, fertile, soil. It will grow poorly in a drought situation and on alkaline soils. It will need plenty of room to grow. They are difficult to transplant.

Interest and use

Shade, specimen with golden yellow autumn foliage. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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