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Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata - Upright Tulip Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata is a tight, columnar form of the Tulip tree. You can distinguish this from the species by its tight, narrow crown. Leaves are a glossy green with four lobes and appearing to have been cut off at the top. In autumn, the colour is fantastic as it turns shades of golden yellows and coppery browns.

In early summer, semi-mature specimens (15-20 years+) of this tree produce exquisite flowers, tulip shaped and yellow with an orange flare at the base. These are followed by an upright cluster of single winged seeds, not dissimilar in appearance to a cone.

This plants tolerance of pollution makes it a great urban tree. It requires a moist fertile soil, ideally slightly acidic but can tolerate chalk. Plant in full sun or part shade.

Plant Profile

Name: Liriodendron tulipifera Fastigiata

Common Name: Upright Tulip Tree

Family: Magnoilaceae

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