Young Columnar Tulip Tree | Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum'

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Looking for a fast-growing tree that also produces beautiful flowers in June-July? That's the Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum.' The tree has a narrow, columnar growth with relatively upright lateral branches.

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Growth habit

The Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum', also known as the Columnar Tulip Tree, is a fast-growing tree. The tree has a narrow, columnar growth with relatively upright lateral branches.

 

Branches and trunk

The young branches are green and turn reddish-brown over time. The trunk is gray and relatively smooth. With age, small grooves can develop in the trunk.

 

Flowering

The Columnar Tulip Tree only blooms in June-July with beautiful yellow flowers. The flowers are speckled orange on the underside. The flower resembles a tulip, which is why the tree gets its name.

 

Leaf shape

The leaves of the Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum' are green with four lobes and are about 8 to 15 cm wide.

 

Autumn coloration

In autumn, the leaves turn yellow to brown before falling from the tree. This colorful change contributes to a beautiful autumn scene and is a focal point in your garden.

 

Location

Thrives on almost all well-draining, nutritious soils and is also wind-resistant. The best location for this tulip tree is in full sun or partial shade.

 

How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.

 

Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower

 

Questions?

Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!

Specifications

  • Mature Height

    10-12 meters
  • Flower color

    Yellow-Orange
  • Flowering months

    June-July in later life
  • Location

    Sun
  • Fruits

    Conical fruits
  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Winter-hardy
  • Leaf color in summer

    Green
  • Leaf color in autumn

    Yellow

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