Liriodendron – tulip tree

Trees: tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera or

Liriodendron tulipifera
Flower color: yellow
Leaf color: dark
Height: 15 to 20 meters
Flowering time: May-June
Growth Form: upright
Propagation from seed

Application and use: bearing fruit – fragrant – foliage plant – prune-in – autumn coloration

Light: sun partial shade
Bottom: humeus
Humidity: moist
Acidity: calcareous to neutral so every year he has a good scale refurbishment and thrives best on limestone-rich soil.

The ordinary tulip tree comes from North America and is named after the tulip-shaped greenish-orange flowers that some among the leaves hide. The blossom later in life. This species is ultimately a large tree, up to 30 meters height can reach. The flowers are very special and somewhat like tulips, hence the name. Many people think that it is a tulip magnolia is, but the Dutch name for Magnolia is “beaver tree. The Liriodendron belongs to the family of “Magnoliaceae” which also Magnolias covered.

The tulip tree has distinctive large leaves, which are 20 cm long and wide can be. So true rags. The magazine has wonderful autumn discolorations. The tree should be planted on very fertile soil. An annual fertilization is not a luxury for most of the trees and flowers to enjoy.

The large lobed leaves are striking with a square point that if someone has cut with a scissors. Moreover, given the leaves every autumn gold – bronze discoloration.

The wood of old trees is not too hard and when planing the boards of a gray-green to silver color pattern, like the wood of the tree magnolia, Magnolia accuminata – which is also slightly yellowish green flowers in later life.

Diseases or pests get to the almost never against poplar.

Besides the regular tulip tree, there are many grafted cultivars. Here are some that are very suitable for the garden:

Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureomarginata ”
Very beautiful tree with a geelgerand leaf, the leaves are specially shaped, it looks like they do with the scissors cut off the points. The point is almost square. This form of the tulip tree is also small but is growing more slowly and therefore remains a long one smaller tree. The adult height is 9 to 12 meters.

Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Fastigiatum’ columnar tulip tree
A beautiful columnar tree 10 to 12 meters high! Remains taut and erect compact. The special ‘square’ leaves is very beautiful. An easy tree for small gardens (strategic places to avoid viewing …) and also very nice to have a driveway to be planted. Autumn brings with it a variety of beautiful gold – bronze discoloration

Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Rothahn ”
This cultivar is grafted at the bottom of the trunk only 7 to 8 meters high. A tulip tree with a very nice round lobed leaves and beautiful fall color. The leaves resemble a “coxcomb”.

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