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American Tuliptree

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Plant Information
Common Name American Tuliptree
Botanical Name Liriodendron tulipifera
Plant Type Shade
Mature Height 60 to 75 ft
Mature Width 40 to 50 ft
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Bloom Color Yellow-orange
Bloom Interest Showy
Bloom Period May to June
Seasonal Interest Spring, Fall
Foliage Color Bright Green
Foliage Type Lobed
Fall Color Yellow
Attributes Clay Soil, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Shade Tree
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds No
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 9
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water deeply if rainfall is less than 1" per week especially for the first 3 years after planting. After roots are established, water deeply in extreme weather situations.
Fertilize Notes According to Missouri Department of Conservation, trees seldom need to be fertilized even when planting. But it may be used to increase growth rates. If the tree is weak or distressed, fertilizer should only be applied sparingly.
Prune Notes No need to prune. Tulip Tree self-prunes. Its lower limbs die and drop off as the tree grows.