Tulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

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species native to Canada


Edible fruit/nut tree?



Latin (scientific) name: Liriodendron tulipifera

Common English name: Tulip-tree

Other names:

French name: Tulipier de Virginie


Along streams or swampy areas with deep, rich and moist soil.

Other notes

This beautiful tree has leaves like no other and produces tulip-like flowers, hence its name. It is found in southern Ontario on the south shore of Lake Huron, the north shore of Lake Erie, and the Niagara Peninsula.

Hardiness zone(s)

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.


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