Common Name: tulip tree
Zone: 4 to 9
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Location: Co. Meath, Ireland
Forty year old trees here are only approx. 40ft in height and have only recently flowered. A fine, narrow crowned tree with good autumn colour and pretty flowers when they can be spotted among the oddly shaped foliage. Not affected by insect/residue as yet.
Pat in Oakville
Location: St. Louis, MO USA
This is a fast-growing tree with very dense shade. We've had one for thirteen years and because of it's pyramid shape, it doesn't need much trimming; almost all the branches curve upward as they grow. The leaves are curious as they blow. They make a soft clapping noise and seem to give a "beauty queen" wave.
Location: Exmore, VA
An excelent tree for the natural landscape, where adequate space is provided. Grows rapidly, even on drier upland sites. Watch for competing leaders on young seedlings. When removed, the apex will drive upward quite quickly. Host plant for several butterfly species larvae.
Location: Ellicott City, MD, USA
Attractive, fast growing, low wildlife food value, very difficult to transplant non-nursery grown. All ages of tree are extremely intolerant of mechanical damage - wood rotting fungi establish quickly and spread throughout the wood column which rapidly reduces the tree's structural integrity. Because of the typically high moisture content of the cambium, lightning can also cause severe mechanical damage. These trees also drop heavy volumes of seed which frequently clog gutters, and have a way of getting past most gutter covers.
Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin, USA
Growing close to Lake Superior in zone 4b this has not yet flowered, is approximately 15 years old. Has dieback of branches in years without heavy snowcover. Height 15'', in acidic clay soil, full sun. We patiently await flowering. Beautiful leaves and habit.