Growing Calendar for Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
Wonderful autumn colour
The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is definitely a tree to plant for the long term. The allure of a tree with tulip-like flowers is strong; even though it can take 20 years before the large green and orange tulip-shaped flowers appear they are worth the wait! But there are plenty of other reasons to grow this ornamental tree. When the tree is young, the distinctively shaped, glossy leaves are the tulip tree’s main attraction; they open bright green before turning brilliant yellow in autumn.
Liriodendron tulipifera is an ancient species of tree that belongs to the same plant family as magnolias. This tree grows fast, and eventually becomes very large, so site it with care.
This tree has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit as an excellent tree, suitable for a large garden.
Unpack bare root trees immediately and plant as soon as possible after delivery.
Do not let the roots dry out!
If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.
Your bare root trees will be delivered at the right time for planting. Normally between autumn and early spring, depending on weather conditions.
All our ornamental trees are delivered with a GROWING GUIDE that gives full planting and care instructions.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days