The Tulip Tree is named after its distinctive, summer-blooming flowers, which are yellow and green in colour with an orange band at the base. This large tree is fast growing, ideal for parks or large gardens. Its younger form takes a conical shape but it matures into a broad, oval crown with a spread of approximately 12 metres. Its leaves are 4 lobed, between 9-15 cm and are almost square in shape. The foliage is dark and becomes a bright yellow in autumn before falling.
This plants tolerance of pollution, makes it a great urban tree where space permits.
The RHS has given this tree an Award of Merit.
Ideal Conditions: Grows well in moist soil except lime, needs plenty of root space
Maximum Height: 35 metres