Botanical name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Common Name: Tulip-tree
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Height: 70-90' Spread: 25-30' Habit/Form: Rounded to oval Growth rate: Fast
Cultural Requirements: Full sun; prefers moist, well-drained soil in slightly acidic soil; can show chlorotic (yellow leaves) symptoms in high pH soils or in dry conditions; weak wood may break off in an ice storm; drought sensitive, give supplemental water in dry periods.
Ornamental Characteristics: Tall straight trunk; goblet-shaped orange-yellow-green flowers in spring; bright-green, tulip-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall; spring plant only.
Use in the Landscape: A tree that requires a large space; use as specimen or in groupings for parks, golf course and large areas; native to Midwest.
Butterfly Caterpillar/larval Host:Tiger Swallowtail
Plant tolerant of flooded areas for extended periods of time.
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