Liriodendron tulipifera 'AUREOMARGINATUM'

Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera  'AUREOMARGINATUM'
tulip tree
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:light green and yellow
COLOUR OF FLOWERS combined:yellow and orange
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Belonging to the same family as magnolia, common name tulip tree may be misleading. This is the tree with huge lyre-shaped, deciduous leaves which do appear to miss a lobe. This variety is called Aureomarginatum because its leaves are decorated with broad creamy-yellow margins that turn light green as they mature in summer. Leaf colour changes to golden yellow in autumn.

The flowers look like small tulips of rich creamy yellow to pale green colour with an orange band at the bottom of the calyx - both inside and outside each flower. I saw plants not older than 5 years and they already produced at least 10 flowers throughout the month of June.

Tulip tree grows fast, though, this variety is a bit slower than its parent, yet you can expect a tree of almost 20 meters in full maturity (50-60 years). If pruned as young (preferably after flowering – early July) it can be kept as a large, dense shrub for some time. It will grow in partial shade, too, but likes full sun best. Tulip tree needs moist, reasonably drained soil, slightly on the acid side. Plants older than some 3 years can withstand temperatures down to approx. -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 17-06-2012

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