Scientific Name: Liriodendron chinense
Common Name: Chinese tulip tree
Family Name: Magnoliaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Fragrance, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Tall background, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Leathery, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Other, Entire, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Green, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Samara, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Coarse-textured tree; leaves up to 15cm long, with 4 lobes and look like cartoon ghosts or whale fins. Winter ID: bark is highly netted with vertical stripes.