Tulip Tree

Basisdaten

tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) leaf
tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) leaf
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  • tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) flower
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  • tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) fruit
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  • tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) trunk
description: 

The Tulip tree comes from North America, the Chinese tulip tree from China. Tulip trees have been around for a very long time, which is evidenced by fossil record. It can be clearly seen at its symmetrical leaves. The name can be traced back to the tulip-like flowers.

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Tree profile

name botanical: 
Liriodendron tulipifera
family: 
Magnolia family (Magnoliaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
5 - 20 m (16 - 66 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of Tulip tree are almost rectangular (4-6 lobes) and up to 15 cm (5.9 in) long. Characteristic are the four tips. The leaf margins are smooth.

leaf shape: 
lobed
leaf margin: 
smooth
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
bright yellow
flowering: 
May - June
blossom color: 
yellow
blossom description: 

The flowers are large and similar to the tulips. All flower parts are strongly trained. The flower color is yellow – orange.

gender distribution: 
monoecious / hermaphrodite
fruit: 

Yellow-brown cones

branches: 

The branches are brown with leaf scars.

bark: 
The bark is brown and furrowed.
root: 
Heart-rooting plant the roots do not go over the crown range.
location: 
Sun to half-shade
soil: 
permeable soils
usage: 

single tree or planting in groups, parks, urban green