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Tuliptree
Liriodendron tulipifera
Tuliptree form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Aphids, scale, Verticillium wilt, leaf spots and powdery mildew. This tree suffers from leaf yellowing (a physiological disorder) when planted in dry sites; best to avoid street plantings unless a large soil mass is available to provide adequate moisture.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
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Mature Height: 75-100 Feet
Features: Unusual leaves shaped somewhat like a stylized tulip and which turn a clear yellow in autumn; orange tulip-like flowers in spring; very straight trunk with light gray bark.
Culture: Full sun; needs a soil that has a consistent supply of moisture; prefers slightly acid soil, but is somewhat pH adaptable.
Mature Form: Oval with a narrow crown
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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