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Mature Liriodendron Tulipifera Aureomarginatum Tulip Tree Options
150-180cm: 5-9L pot. Feathered or Half Standard tree.
180-240cm: 9-12L pot. Feathered or Half Standard tree.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,30-35L pot, *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
Multi-stem 300-350cm: 30-40L pot (aprox), Bush/multistem
(RB)Multi-stem 200-250cm: Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
(RB)Multi-stem 250-300cm: Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
(RB)Multi-stem 300-350cm: Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
(RB)Multi-stem 350-400cm: Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a Mature Liriodendron Tulipifera Aureomarginatum is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.
Mature Liriodendron Tulipifera Aureomarginatum Tulip Tree
An interesting form of the deciduous Tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera Aureomarginatum has interesting and pretty leaves that are bordered with bright yellow turning a greenish-yellow in Summer and maintain strong Autumnal interest. Expect the bees and other wildlife to be very happy you planted this tree as they will be regular visitors. Oblong, cone-shaped fruits follow the flowers (June-July), each with winged seeds.
This Tulip tree is so interesting, it convinced the RHS to give it an award and makes an excellent choice for public ornamental gardens or such spaces.
Aureomarginatum Tulip trees are frost tolerant down to minus 20 degrees centigrade unless you happen to have a tree hat and glove then maybe a little more and are not as fast-growing as some other Tulip trees but still a vigorous tree when comparing generally.
A large height tree, so expect a height of over 6 metres (20 foot) after 10 years but could go on to grow considerably more. Local weather and soil conditions will dictate final height. Expect the spread to be roughly 2/3rds the height of the tree, so if yours makes it to 30m tall, the spread will be 20m.
A columnar shape with an absence of lower branches and the shallow root system may limit plant growth within the drip line. A good choice as a shade tree although waiting for the flowers to arrive could be time consuming, around 7 years or more.
Planting Aureomarginatum Tulip Trees
Plant in full sun or partial shade, preferably acidic soil but will tolerate chalk, choose a well-draining site with rich soil if possible. When young, regular watering in very hot weather is better than sporadic drownings. Once well established the Aureomarginatum will tolerate drought better.
Pruning Aureomarginatum Tulip Trees
The Aureomarginatum generally requires little or no pruning although a light occasional prune will promote new growth. Take out any diseased, dead or crossing over branches.
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Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.
General Tulip Tree Information
This section used to be Brigadier Tulip Information but since being upgraded, we now call it General Tuplip Tree Information!
Tulip trees are long lived (up to 300 years), very ornamental and will tolerate urban pollution well making them very suitable for parks and urban planting. Tulip trees with an upright shape are suitable for roadside planting. Usually a medium to large tree meaning they will grow to around 6m at 10 years. They could go on to grow much more but this is dependant upon local weather and soil conditions. Heights of over 50m have been recorded.
Most Tulip trees prefer a well draining site, will tolerate chalk but prefer acidic soil.
For those really into Tulip trees, you maybe interested to know that they are part of the Magnolia family. We are not sure if it was adopted or if there was some sordid affair between a Tulip and Magnolia many years ago. The flowers are a rich source of nectar and will attract bees to your garden. Any fruits produced will last long into the winter.
A hardwood tree with many uses because of its height and long length of clear trunk. The wood is light, straight grained, resists splitting and was the "tree of choice" for Native Americans to make canoes.
Useful as a shade tree because of its size and dense canopy. Younger Tulip trees can be fast growing reaching 30-100cm growth a year.