|Botanical Name||Liriodendron tulipifera 'Tuliptree'|
|Mature Height||70 Feet|
|Mature Width||30 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 4-9|
ℹ Tulip Trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) live up to their name with spectacular and exotic looking fragrant spring blooms that resemble the flowers of a Tulip! The Tulip Tree is really not related to garden tulips at all but is actually a member of the Magnolia family! Look upward in April-June and you will surely marvel at the Tulip Tree in full bloom. Tropical looking yellow-green to orange cup shaped fragrant flowers with darker orange to red petal bases 2 to 3 inches in diameter generously cover the tree for an unmatched show in the spring landscape! Not only unique and beautiful, Tulip Trees are a magnet to numerous pollinating insects and birds which will visit your landscape regularly to enjoy its sweet nectar! An interesting fact about tulip trees is that it is the host plant for tiger and spicebush Swallowtail Butterflies. Tulip Tree blooms are set on a backdrop of lush maple-like foliage! As if that wasn't enough to make you a fan of the Tulip Tree, before the leaves drop, you get a beautiful color display of brilliant golden foliage to finish the season off with a bang! A large tree reaching upwards of 70 feet tall at maturity this tree only gets better as it gets bigger! Alternatively you can train this tree to keep it as small as 8-10 feet in a bonsai like manner for a totally unique twist in smaller spaces. Wherever you plant it, the Tulip Tree is sure to add immense value to the landscape.