Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureomarginatum’ Tulip Tree

Description: 'Aureomarginatum' is more of a slow growing variery and has a narrower crown that later widens. In spring the foliage appears dark green with light yellow marinated edges. These leaves are saddle-shaped, much like a maple leaf, they turn golden yellow and coppery brown in the autumn and fall with the frosts. The tulip shaped flowers are produced in June and July on mature trees. Petals are greenish white with an orange spot at the base with their edges, overlapping giving it the cup shape. Flowers are followed by dry, scaly, oblong, cone-shaped brown fruits, each bearing numerous winged seeds.

History: Introduced to the United Kingdom in 1903.

Liriodendron Growing Tips: Requires a moist fertile soil, ideally slightly acidic, prefers deep loam that will not dry out. Plant in full sun or part shade. If you need to shape the plant do so in late winter. This may reduce the number of flowers in the current season so to avoid this you may prune it right after flowering – in mid-summer.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 7m x 4m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • L Size: Large
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Award-winning
  • Open space planting
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Replacement prune
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Scented flowers
  • Prefers acid soil

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