Liriodendron tulipifera Aureomarginata -Tulip Tree, Gratfted Plant in 9cm. Pot
The species tree is a native of North America, where American Indians used it to make dugout canoes, as well as for construction. Massive hollowed logs would carry up to 20 people. The tree was introduced to Britain in the 17th century, most likely by the botanist and gardener to Charles Ist. one John Tradescant. Aureomarginata is an award winning variety that was introduced to the Uk in 1903. A very large and imposing pyrimidal shaped tree that makes a real statement in the landscape. Some specimens reaching over 30m tall. It has attractive and unusual leaves which have a saddle shape, with a square end, where similar leaves are normally pointed. Aureomarginata's leaves have a distinct yellow margin. It is a fast growing, vigorous tree. A member of the Magnolia family, to which the cup shaped, yellow and green banded orange at the base of the petals flowers, have a vauge resemblence. They are produced sporadically in June or July, except in very hot summers, on trees of 20 plus years old. The leaves often turn an attractive buttery yellow in autumn. A magnificent tree for a park, estate or large garden. These trees are grafted to ensure excellent quality and ensure they are true to type.