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Tulip Tree

Liriodendron spp.

Also known as

Tuliptree, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera tulip close by Dcrjsr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Tulip Tree Overview

Liriodendron is a small genus containing just 2 species of large deciduous trees in the Magnoliaceae family. One species is native to Eastern North America and the other native to China. Commonly known as Tulip Tree, they have lobed or notched leaves with good Autumn colour and large green and orange flowers that superficially resemble tulips.

How to propagate Tulip Tree


By seed in autumn, selected forms by budding or grafting in late summer.



Other uses of Tulip Tree

Grown for their foliage and flowers in summer.


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