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Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

About Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree is a Tree. Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Tulip Tree
Scientific Plant Name Liriodendron tulipifera
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Magnolia
Scientific Family Name Magnoliaceae


Native Status Kansas Introduction Native Species: Native to the United States, Introduced to Kansas

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Tree Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 70.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 70.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Yellow, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - May typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Moist to Medium Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope


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