Adress
Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8381 , 4.3567
Scientific inventory
642
Partner :
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In the mood of Park Egmont

Identity

Latin name :
Liriodendron tulipifera
French name :
Tulipier
Dutch name :
Tulpenboom
English name :
Yellow-poplar
Family :
Magnoliaceae
Height :
-
Targeted height :
Can grow up to 60 m in USA, 40 m in Belgium
Diameter of the crown :
-
Trunk circumference :
-
Expected circumference :
/
Expected longevity :
Can live for 400–500 years
Origin / Indigenous
North America, eastern USA
Favorite soil :
cool and damp
Favorite climate
Cool and temperate (hot summer)
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. < https://www.plantentuinmeise.be/en/home/ > Michaux, Histoire des arbres forestiers de l'Amérique septentrionale, vol. 3, 1813

Features and characters of the individual

This type of tree was very fashionable in 18th century parks and the seeds were subject to trafficking. That’s because everything about the yellow poplar/tulip tree attracts attention: its grey bark in small wafers, its red-brown branches, its yellow autumn foliage, its leaves with their unique/unusual shape – and most of all its large yellow flowers in the shape of tulips. It now holds a place in gardening history.

Photo collection: © Priscille Cazin Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
Photo collection: © Priscille Cazin Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
Photo collection: © Priscille Cazin Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl