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Liriodendron chinense (Chinese tulip tree)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
25m
Max height
12m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Liriodendron chinense

Other names

Chinese tulip tree

Genus

Liriodendron Liriodendron

Species

L. chinense - L. chinense is a broadly columnar, deciduous tree with dark green, saddle-shaped leaves which turn yellow in Autumn. Cup-shaped yellow-veined, green flowers are borne in summer.


Liriodendron chinense is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly columnar, Tall

Flower

Yellow, Veined, Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Leaf spot , Verticillium wilt Leaf spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


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Where to grow

Liriodendron chinense (Chinese tulip tree) will reach a height of 25m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in moderatley fertile, moisture-retentive but well-drained, preferably slightly acidic soil. Provide shelter from cold winds and late frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Liriodendron chinense

Other names

Chinese tulip tree

Genus

Liriodendron Liriodendron

Species

L. chinense - L. chinense is a broadly columnar, deciduous tree with dark green, saddle-shaped leaves which turn yellow in Autumn. Cup-shaped yellow-veined, green flowers are borne in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Broadly columnar, Tall


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Veined, Green in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Liriodendron chinense (Chinese tulip tree) will reach a height of 25m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in moderatley fertile, moisture-retentive but well-drained, preferably slightly acidic soil. Provide shelter from cold winds and late frosts.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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