The pretty flower of Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata
The pretty flower of Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata
The flower bud of Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiatum in detail
Mature Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata
Medium sized specimens of Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata on the Barcham Trees nursery
Medium Upright Tulip Tree from this batch
Instant Upright Tulip Tree from this batch

Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata

Upright Tulip Tree

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata is an upright form of the Tulip tree which is perfect for planting where space is at a premium.  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 this tree is the curious large, green-yellow tulip shaped flowers produced in June and July and unlike its parent this variety will produce a floral display when still young; at Barcham we regularly see flowers produced by Medium sized trees.

Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata has a very stiffly upright branching system and as such produces a tear drop shape at maturity. It is similar to the growth pattern of the Upright Hornbeam, Carpinus betulus Fastigiata, which will be very columnar when young, maturing to have a somewhat middle aged spread and “fat” tear dropped shape.

Unlike some ornate specimen trees this variety is wind resistant and will thrive on most well fertile soils.

This medium sized tree is a great choice for specimen planting in parklands and can also be effectively planted as an avenue; its regular, upright shape providing the uniform quality desired for such planting.

Being much smaller than the species, this tree is also a great choice for smaller gardens and enables those with a challenge on space to enjoy their unique floral display.

Mature height: 7-12m

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
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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.

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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.