Beautiful, deciduous tree of broadly conical shape, with distinctive leaves and large, striking, tulip-shaped flowers. Growing to 30m, it potentially casts a lots of shade, but its mid-green foliage turns a rich butter-yellow in autumn. Impressive when grown as a specimen tree in a park. A fast grower, but it can take several years to produce the eponymous flowers.
H x S: 20m x 10m
Aspect and soil: Best in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Dislikes lime soil.
Use: as a specimen tree in large gardens, maybe as part of Northeast USA-themed park alongside a Liquidambar for a cracking autumn colour combination. Grown in an avenue in the Avenue Gardens in Regent’s Park.
Care: No pruning required, just removing dead, diseased or damaged branches..
Wildlife: pollinators enjoy the broad tulip-shaped flowers.
Origin: Northeast America