Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Fastigiatum’ Tulip Tree

Description: An erect, broadly columnar medium sized tree, magnificent for planting where height is required in a confined space. The exotic looking leaves are saddle-shaped, mid green turning buttery-yellow in autumn. Produces slightly less of the tulip shaped flowers than other varieties. 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.

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): 6m x 2m


  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: June
  • M Size: Medium
  • Open space planting
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Do not prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Scented flowers
  • Prefers acid soil

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