General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 50 to 130 feet (15-40m
Plant Spread: 30 to 60 feet (9-18m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Shade Tree

Common names
  • Chinese Tulip Tree

Photo Gallery

Date: April
photo by El Grafo
Location: Kunming Botanical Garden, Kunming, Yunnan, China.
Date: August
Location: Kunming Botanical Garden, Kunming, Yunnan, China.
Date: August
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 22, 2023 8:02 AM concerning plant:
    I have never seen this species. I am not recommending introducing any more East Asian woody plants to North America, as they can escape cultivation and become invasive or they just don't do any American insects or birds or other animals any good for being a good food source. However, it is good to plant more back in eastern Asia, where it is native to China and Indochina. Looking in the "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants" of Dr. Michael Dirr, he says that this species has larger leaves and more deeply cut (sinused) above the lower lobes and that the buds are larger than the American species. He has seen some planted in some arboretum situation in Georgia. He says that there is a hybrid between the American and Chinese species planted at the Arnold Arboretum that is intermediate in character between the species.

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