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A scaled, Medium sized specimen of Liriodendron tulipifera
A scaled, Medium sized specimen of Liriodendron tulipifera
The stunning flower of Liriodendron tulipifera in detail
The autumn colour of a mature Liriodendron tulipifera in an urban environment
Mature specimen of Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
A scaled, Super Instant specimen of Liriodendron tulipifera
Medium Tulip Tree from this batch
Medium - feathered Tulip Tree from this batch
Liriodendron tulipifera sample video

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

This tree has large bright green, smooth lobed leaves that appear in the spring time, turning to golden yellow in the autumn time. The most notable feature of the Tulip tree is the curious large, green-yellow tulip shaped flowers produced in June and July and despite the fact they are only produced by older trees, in our opinion, the flowers are more than worth the wait.

Liriodendron tulipifera was introduced from America where it is known as Whitewood in North America, owing to the fact its timber has been used for house interiors. In its native land, this tree has been known to tower to tremendous heights, reportedly some specimens reaching over 60m in height. This tree is a large and imposing specimen tree which produces a broadly pyramidal shape at maturity.

Unlike some ornate trees Liriodendron tulipifera is relatively fast growing and wind resistant, it also performs well on most fertile soils.

A stunning tree suitable for planting in parks and large gardens, Liriodendron tulipifera gives a unique floral display which cannot be easily rivalled in other trees of such impressive stature. This tree is also desirable from an ecological point of view; the pollen harvested by bees from the flowers apparently produces superb honey!

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Good for bees,

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.