tulip-shaped, green with yellow and orange, June/July
conical fruits up to 10 cm long
parks and wide avenues
humid and rich
Устойчивость к ветру:
eastern part of North America
Fast-growing tree with a dead straight trunk. The crown is narrow early on but later develops to conical. In old specimens the branches spread to form a broad oval crown. The trunk is light grey to grey and develops shallow grooves with increasing age. The young twigs are greenish-grey, later reddish-brown. The leaves are 4-lobed and the top is straight to incised with a V. The underside is light green. In the autumn the leaves turn yellow. The tulip-shaped flowers appear after the leaves have emerged. They are approximately 4 cm long and 6 cm broad, have a green exterior and a yellow plus orange interior. The conical fruit consists of many winged nutlets pressed together in a spiral. Deep loose soil is required because of the deeply penetrating fleshy taproot.
Liriodendron tulipifera forms a closed crown with vigorous foliage that turns a remarkable yellow in the autumn. Because of its rough branching the tree has an open silhouette in the winter.