Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum'

Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum'

Description: A distinctive tree the Liriodendron are noted for their unusual almost square shaped leaves which literally unfold like a book in the spring.    In autumn these leaves turn a rich clear yellow before turning brown and falling - a superb display.  Orangy green tulip like flowers in early summer on mature specimens.   Fastigiata is of note for its narrower more upright habit of stiffly ascending branches and so suited to a smaller space.

Uses: As a large upright tree this is good in parks or as an avenue tree but allow plenty of space.

Climate/Position: Sunny position for best autumn colour.  A sheltered site away from strongest winds preferred for largest leaves and best colour.

Height/Spread: 20 metres x 5 metres narrow habit.

Soil Requirements: Any free draining soil

Pruning: For specimen trees then no pruning required. 

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Additional Interest: The species was introduced from America in late 1680s.  In North America the wood is widely used as a timber for house interiors.