Liriodendron tulipifera
Tuliptree

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
Yellow (Interesting flowers which are yellow-green with an orange base; appear in early June high up on the tree; resemble tulip flowers)
 Foliage:
Green (Bright green summer foliage); Yellow (Attractive golden yellow fall foliage)
 Fruit:
Brown (Interesting cone-like fruits (aggregate of samaras, 2-3"); lower scales persist and create subtle interest)
 Ultimate Height:
70-90 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
35-50 feet
 Light Requirements:
 Soil:
Widely adapted to soils, but performs best in moist, well-drained soil; needs a lot of soil space
 Range:
Eastern United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Alternate, simple leaves are shaped like a tulip flower. Valvate (2-scaled) buds resemble a duck's bill. Fragrant stems have chambered pith and an intense bitter taste. Basket-weave bark.

Additional Information

Handsome, tall shade tree with strong central leader. Performs best in good soil with adequate moisture. Variable in hardiness, depending on geographic source. Use native stock when possible. State tree of Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Slightly weak-wooded. Subject to damage in very windy sites. Subject to aphid and scale insects when weakened. Needs good drainage and a lot of soil (tree lawn may be too small). Its poorly branched fleshy root system (taproot) makes transplanting difficult.

When Liriodendron tulipifera has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University

Flowering

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Fruiting

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

228 Liriodendron tulipifera found

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= Heritage plant = Memorial plant
Number Accession ID Location
1ORIG_3985*AHLTP
22010_04855*AFST
32009_13752*AHORTPARK
42009_13109*AHORTPARK
Heritage Plant
52009_13110*AHORTPARK
62013_00242*AHORTPARK
7ORIG_3083*ASTEW
8ORIG_1452*AELLT
92018_00669*AUNIV
10ORIG_5933*APVA
11ORIG_1821*ALAMB
12ORIG_5648*APVA
132009_13434*AHORTPARK
142015_00084*AWDCT
15ORIG_1106*AMEMMALL
Heritage Plant
Dedicated/Memorial Plant
162010_10745*ABRK
172013_00465*AHORTPARK
182015_00059*ATSS
192015_00060*ATSS
20ORIG_2851*ASTEW
212010_04900*AFST
22ORIG_4376*AWILY
Heritage Plant
23ORIG_3983*AHLTP
242013_00309*AHORTPARK
252013_00310*AHORTPARK
262013_00392*AHORTPARK
27ORIG_3782*AHLTP
282012_01411*ASPKL
292009_13103*AHORTPARK
Heritage Plant
Dedicated/Memorial Plant
30ORIG_1276*AHAAS
312015_00082*AWDCT
32ORIG_5292*APVA
Heritage Plant
332010_10743*ABRK
34ORIG_5899*APVAB
352015_00085*AWDCT
362013_00197*AHORTPARK
372015_00074*AWDCT
382013_00279*AHORTPARK
39ORIG_0559*ATARK
402015_00064*AWDCT
412013_00188*AHORTPARK
42ORIG_0118*AMRPK
432013_00247*AHORTPARK
442010_10701*ABRK
45ORIG_0634*AWARN
46ORIG_6214*ATERY
472010_04904*AFST
482013_00246*AHORTPARK
49ORIG_0302*ASMLY
502017_00016*AELLT
512015_00695*AWDCT
522015_00073*AWDCT
532013_00354*AHORTPARK
54ORIG_1509*AELLT
55ORIG_3541*ADMNT
56ORIG_0160*AFWLR
57ORIG_9517*AVAWT
582013_00355*AHORTPARK
592013_00463*AHORTPARK
602009_13730*AHORTPARK
612009_13729*AHORTPARK
622015_00693*AWDCT
632015_00062*AWDCT
64ORIG_0089*AMRPK
652010_04853*AFST
662013_00377*AHORTPARK
672010_09415*APICK
68ORIG_0788*ADUHM
69ORIG_0300*ASMLY
702013_00353*AHORTPARK
71ORIG_3928*AHLTP
722010_04902*AFST
73ORIG_0298*ASMLY
Heritage Plant
74ORIG_2878*ALAMB
75ORIG_3946*AHLTP
76ORIG_0307*ASMLY
772015_00828*AWDCT
78ORIG_6811*AHORT
Heritage Plant
Dedicated/Memorial Plant
79ORIG_0586*AVAWT
802013_00196*AHORTPARK
81ORIG_2750*APMU
82ORIG_3952*AHLTP
832009_13731*AHORTPARK
Heritage Plant
842015_00692*AWDCT
852009_13433*AHORTPARK
86ORIG_2882*ALAMB
872013_00464*AHORTPARK
88ORIG_6842*AHORT
Heritage Plant
Dedicated/Memorial Plant
89ORIG_3796*AHLTP
90ORIG_3707*AHILL
91ORIG_4361*AWILY
92ORIG_3542*ADMNT
932015_00063*AWDCT
942018_00712*AWADE
952015_00058*ATSS
96ORIG_1451*AELLT
97ORIG_3984*AHLTP
982010_10700*ABRK
992015_00829*AWDCT
100ORIG_3927*AHLTP
Heritage Plant
1012015_00694*AWDCT
102ORIG_3794*AHLTP
103ORIG_0847*ASMTH
1042013_00370*AHORTPARK
1052013_00462*AHORTPARK
Heritage Plant
106ORIG_3705*AHILL
1072018_00680*AUNIV
1082010_04903*AFST
1092013_00352*AHORTPARK
1102009_13435*AHORTPARK
1112013_00215*AHORTPARK
1122015_00061*ATSS
113ORIG_4542*AHARR
1142010_04901*AFST
1152015_00083*AWDCT
116ORIG_3926*AHLTP
Heritage Plant
117ORIG_2852*ALAMB
1182010_04854*AFST
1192013_00298*AHORTPARK
1202013_00308*AHORTPARK
1212015_00081*AWDCT
1222010_10744*ABRK
1232021_00017*BARMS
1242021_00017*EHAMP
1252021_00017*HSCHL
1262021_00017*CHAMP
1272021_00017*IFRNY
1282021_00017*JJNSN
1292021_00017*FFRNY
1302021_00017*AARMS
1312021_00017*GSCHL
1322021_00088*APGMD
1332021_00088*BPGMD
1342022_00138*AWTHR
Heritage Plant
Dedicated/Memorial Plant
1352023_00015*A
1362023_00015*B
1372022_00559*AHERL
1382023_00051*ATEL
1392023_00051*BTEL
1402023_00073*APICK
1412023_00073*BPICK
1422023_00073*CPICK
1432023_00073*DPICK
1442023_00073*EPICK
1452023_00073*GWILY
1462023_00142*BHORTPARK
1472023_00142*CHORTPARK
1482023_00142*DHORTPARK
1492023_00142*EHORTPARK
1502023_00160*AHORTPARK
1512023_00160*BHORTPARK
1522023_00160*CHORTPARK
1532023_00160*DHORTPARK
1542023_00160*EHORTPARK
1552023_00160*FHORTPARK
1562023_00160*GHORTPARK
1572023_00160*HMCUT
1582023_00193*AHORTPARK
1592023_00193*BHORTPARK
1602023_00193*DHORTPARK
Heritage Plant
Dedicated/Memorial Plant
1612023_00193*EHORTPARK
1622023_00193*FHORTPARK
1632023_00228*AMRPK
1642023_00228*BWARN
1652023_00261*ALOLC
1662023_00261*BLOLC
1672023_00261*CLOLC
1682023_00261*DLOLC
1692023_00261*ELOLC
1702023_00261*FLOLC
1712023_00261*GHORTPARK
1722023_00261*HLOLC
1732023_00261*ILOLC
1742023_00261*JHORTPARK
1752023_00261*KHORTPARK
1762023_00261*LHORTPARK
1772023_00261*MHORTPARK
1782023_00261*OHORTPARK
1792023_00299*AHORTPARK
1802023_00299*BHORTPARK
1812023_00299*CHORTPARK
1822023_00342*APICK
1832023_00342*BPICK
1842023_00342*CPICK
1852023_00342*DPICK
1862023_00402*AADPC
1872023_00402*BBRK
1882023_00402*CADPB
1892023_00427*ABRK
1902023_00427*BBRK
1912023_00427*CBRK
1922023_00427*DBRK
1932023_00427*EADPB
1942023_00427*FCONV
1952023_00427*GCONT
1962023_00427*HCONV
1972022_15773*EHORTPARK
1982022_15773*BHORTPARK
1992022_15773*DHORTPARK
2002022_15773*CHORTPARK
2012022_15773*AHORTPARK
2022023_00427*IPMU
2032023_00427*JPMU
2042023_00427*LPMU
2052023_00427*NPMU
2062023_00427*OPVA
2072023_00427*PPVA
2082023_00427*QPVA
2092023_00450*APVA
2102023_00450*BPVA
2112023_00450*CPVA
2122023_00450*DHEAV
2132023_00450*ESTEW
2142023_00450*FSTEW
2152023_00450*GSTEW
2162020_12735*AHORTPARK
2172020_12735*BHORTPARK
2182023_00600*AWANG
2192023_00621*AWANG
2202023_00621*BWANG
2212023_00657*ATARK
2222023_00662*AABE
2232023_00662*BABE
2242023_00662*CABE
2252023_00679*AHORTPARK
2262023_00704*APMU
2272023_00717*APMU
2282017_01377*AWesley

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