7 responses to “Liriodendron tulipifera”

  1. Ron B

    Painted Magnolias. Often described as flowering mostly near the top, apparently this is based on wild trees in the woods. I have seen more than a few cultivated specimens flowering all over the crown in open positions. Above photo probably wasn’t taken from a canopy crane or cherry picker, either.

  2. Aida

    A painted magnolia. I’ve seen an specimen like this one at Edwards Gardens in Toronto that had so many blooms, which were low enough that I could photograph them. It was an impressive sight. Thank you Daniel, because at the time I did not know what I was looking at … until now.

  3. bev

    How interesting; I live in the eastern U.S. and have grown up with this tree, but have never heard it referred to as painted magnolia. How apt!! Thanks for the education.

  4. Beverley

    Liriodendron tulipifera – Z4 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Liriodendron tulipifera – Z5-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  5. Ron B

    Painted magnolia my own term, not in use by others (as far as I know).

  6. maureen

    the blossoms remind me of a goblet for a fairy.

  7. Niña

    I love this tree, however it really struggles in northern New England. I treat it as a shrub and am rewarded with a fabulous leaf even if it never blooms.

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