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