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Liriodendron genus (Tulip tree). This is a handsome deciduous tree bearing unusual tulip-shaped, bright green leaves, which are not produced on young trees. The flowers are pale green, orange at base with numerous stamens and very suited to large gardens and parks.
China, N. America & Vietnam
Grown for their foliage and flowers in summer.
Preferring a temperate climate, they are fully hardy, and need a slightly acidic, deep, fertile soil. Plant in semi-shade.
By seed in autumn, selected forms by budding or grafting in late summer.
Leaf spot and wilt can cause problems.
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