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Chinese Tulip Tree
Liriodendron chinense

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Liriodendron (ly-ree-oh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Pale Yellow

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Toano, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 25, 2014, RedClay007 from Richmond, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very fast growing, with huge leaves, especially when compared to our native version of Liriodendron. New growth is a rich red/burgundy. Unfortunately, not resistant to introduced Asian pests such as Japanese beetles and Asiatic garden beetles, which have ravaged both my native and Chinese Liriodendrons.

Neutral

On Nov 12, 2005, escambiaguy from Atmore, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

If this tree escaped into the wild, would most people be able to tell the differance between it and the american version?

Neutral

On Jan 30, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Fall color is a mild yellow. Great shade tree. Flowers best in warmer climates. Requires moist, well-drained soil.

Positive

On Apr 21, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Chinese counterpart to the N American tulip tree, Liliodendron tulipa (or close). Flowers about 3" in diameter. Tree grows up to 80' in China... not sure about US. Tolerates zone 9b, but don't have information on other zone hardiness.