Tulip tree

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureomarginatum'

Tulip tree - Liriodendron tulipifera  'Aureomarginatum'

Common Name: Tulip tree
Genus: Liriodendron
Species: tulipifera
Cultivar: 'Aureomarginatum'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 30.00 m (3000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 15.00 m (1500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Orange
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • A conical-shaped tree with large shiny flat leaves with a very distinctive shape that open bright green with bright yellow margins in spring and fade to green during summer. In autumn the leaves turn vivid yellow. In July huge green and orange tulip-shaped, upright flowers appear but as the tree is in full foliage then these are inconspicuous from a distance. This really is an ornamental foliage tree and it looks wonderful planted as a specimen in grass. It grows quite quickly and is really only suitable for larger gardens and it will not flower until the tree is about 25 years old.

  • Garden care: When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and stake firmly. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter.

  • Goes well with: Viburnum sargentii 'Onondaga', Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety', Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver', Cyclamen coum, Hyacinthoides hispanica, Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'.

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