This series will highlight unique and interesting landscape plants that are not as common in the landscape. Many of these plants aren’t readily available at your local nursery or garden center. If you are interested in purchasing one of these plants, I recommend contacting your local nursery or garden center about availability.
Majestic Beauty Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureo-marginatum’)
Expected Mature Size: 40-50 ft. tall x 15-25 ft. wide
This series will begin with unique cultivar of the state tree of Indiana, Liriodendron tulipifera. The Majestic Beauty Tuliptree is a bit smaller than the straight species and features a very interesting variegation on the leaves. This cultivar is fairly low maintenance and can thrive in many different types of soils. Though it prefers full sun, it can tolerate partial shade. This makes for an excellent specimen and shade tree for the landscape.
The typical pests and problems are similar to most Liriodendron tulipifera. The Purdue Plant Doctor has information on the problems and treatments of tuliptree: https://purdueplantdoctor.com/partproblems/tree-206?from=broadleaf
Oregon State University Landscape Plants: https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/node/2098
Missouri Botanical Garden: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=271341