Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera 'Aureomarginatum'
Common Name: variegated tulip tree
Family Name: Magnoliaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, Garden origin, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Screening, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Tall background
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Oblong
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Green-yellow, Jun
Fruit: Samara, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves variegated green with golden margin, alternate, squarish with a pair of lobes on each margin; most blades 8-12cm long x 8-15cm wide; petioles 5-10cm long; stiplues paired, light green, elliptic to oblanceolate, 2-3mm long; flowers with pale-green petals, terminal, cup-shaped, solitary, numerous stamens and pistils, late May-mid-June; fruit a cone-like aggregate of spirally arranged yellow-brown samaras, 3-5cm long x 5-9mm wide.Winter ID: buds valvate, clam-shaped, terminal buds like a duck bill.