Liriodendron Tulipifera (Tulip Tree)
|Common Name(s)||:||Tulip Tree|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Summer Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,Low Fruit Fall,Lobed leaves,Yellow Flower,Good for Bees|
|Growth Rate||:||Fast Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Garden,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
The Tulip Tree is known as Whitewood in N America, where the timber is widely used in house interiors.
Introduced from America in the late 1680s this stately tree is known as Whitewood in North America, where the timber is widely used in house interiors.
There are some tremendous specimens in the States that have grown to over 60 metres in height.
As an aside, if you ever prune the young wood, take time to breathe in the sweetly fragrant sap.
A large and fast growing tree, it has a broad, pyramidal crown.
The tulip shaped flowers, which appear only on older trees, are produced in June and July and are yellow-green with a band of orange at the base.
It is deep rooted and wind resistant, and does well on most fertile soils.
A splendid subject for parks and large gardens.
Apparently, excellent honey is derived from bees harvesting its flowers.
Mature height: 20m+