Majestic Beauty® Tulip Tree

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureo-marginatum'

Beautiful large garden tree gives spectacular show of fall color. In warm season, displays handsome tulip-shaped greenish-yellow and orange flowers. Attractive variegated foliage.
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Water regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationlir-i-o-DEN-dron too-li-PIF-er-a
LoreLiriodendron is named from the Greek for lily-tree referring to its unique tulip-shaped flowers.
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 40 to 60 ft. tall and 15 to 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring
Design IdeasA perfect stand-out front yard tree, or use in the back for shade and beauty. Light value foliage is a natural background for high contrast trees and shrubs with bronze or dark evergreen foliage. Ideal native cultivar for street tree planting, parks and institutional sites.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.
Companion PlantsTo create really outstanding plant combinations use high colored Royal Purple Smoke Tree, (Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'), Sizzling Pink Fringe Flower, (Loropetalum chinense 'Sizzling Pink') and Black Lace Elderberry, (Sambucus nigra 'Eva') and Sky Pencil Japanese Holly, (Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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