Liriodendron tulipifera is a large, stately, deciduous tree with a pyramidal to broad conical habit. The attractive foliage is bright green and slightly glossy, turning golden yellows and coppery browns. The tulip shaped flowers are produced in June and July on mature trees. Petals are greenish white with an orange spot at the base with their edges overlapping giving it the cup shape. Flowers are followed by dry, scaly, oblong, cone-shaped brown fruits, each bearing numerous winged seeds.
Liriodendron Growing Tips: Requires a moist fertile soil, ideally slightly acidic, prefers deep loam that will not dry out. Plant in full sun or part shade. If you need to shape the plant do so in late winter. This may reduce the number of flowers in the current season so to avoid this you may prune it right after flowering – in mid-summer.