A very special deciduous tree with a upright columnar habit, of the magnolia family.
The distinctive fresh green foliage is large and lobed and turns a warm golden yellow in autumn. The summer flowers are fabulous and tulip shaped, hence the trees common "The Tulip Tree". The tree is deep rooted, preferring a well-drained and slightly acidic soil, in a sunny location with part shade.
Beautiful, soft butter-yellow, large leaves are a feature of this unusual selection. Deeper gold autumn tones. Neat, broadly conical growth form. Slower growing than the normal species. Shelter and semi-shade preferred. May burn in hot dry conditions. Good well drained soils.
Tulip Tree. A magnificent specimen tree that is worthy of planting. Strong straight trunk and attractive large, lobed, variegated green and white leaves that turn golden yellow in autumn. The flowers which may take a few years to appear are an unusual green and orange colour. Deciduous.
This outstanding New Zealand cultivar is a very special tree worthy of planting for future generations. Give it room to reach its full potential - you won't be sorry. A tree to laugh and love under on a hot summer's day.
Colour: Green / Orange Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 6m