There are a few trees we absolutely love, and one that made it to the top of our list this year is the Liriodendron tulipifera ‘JFS-Oz’ Emerald City® Tulip Tree. As the name implies, this tree comes from the native Tulip tree family but has been selected for some of its unique characteristics.
Below are some of the most attractive traits of this tree that we really think makes the Emerald City Tulip stand out.
The Emerald City® Tulip Tree sets itself apart from other varieties of trees for its beautiful, upright oval shape. This tree should not require much maintenance or pruning after being planted in your landscape. It grows upright and uniformly with even branching throughout the canopy. This tree grows with a straighter trunk than the native tulip tree and has nice, slightly compact shape.
The Emerald City® Tulip Tree has a deeper green color in its leaves than most native tulip varieties, but still sports the unique leaf shape of Tulip Tree leaves. The leaves have a nice glossy cover on their leaves which reflect with the sun and breeze creating a peaceful canopy in the backyard of your landscape during the summertime.
The Emerald City is really unique because of its blossoms in June. Medium sized yellow flowers will dot the canopy at the beginning of summer, bringing some blossoms into your yard during summertime.
These flowers are quite unique as you can see:
Although this tree cannot be compared to the Exclamation!™ London Planetree in growth rate, it still is faster growing than some shade varieties.
Not only does this tree have a great shape, beautiful foliage, and flowers, it also displays a wonderful color of yellow during the Autumn months. If your landscape has some red and orange coloring trees during the fall, like varieties of Oaks and Maples, then you may want to place some Emerald City® Tulip Trees throughout the landscape to show contrast throughout the canopies and bring out the red colors more.
Its mature size is a height of 55 feet and gets to be 25 feet in diameter.
Might be a great tree to add to your next landscape project?
Autumn beckons for change as humans layer up for warmth, birds quell their singing, and trees don generous flamboyant fall colors. Not to be outdone, the Redpointe® Maple graces the scene, like a bright flame juxtaposed against the greying skyline.
Mark informed me the trees were just watered by the sprinklers that water the grass. I am confident that is all that is needed for most trees.
The secret is out, Paul's Scarlet Hawthorn is this year's darling. Otherwise known as Crataegus laevigata 'Pauls Scarlet', our new favorite tree delivers rosy blooms and seasonally adorable ornamental fruit. Dark pink blossoms resembling tiny roses burst in a dazzling display throughout the spring.
There are a few trees we absolutely love, and one that made it to the top of our list this year is the Liriodendron tulipifera ‘JFS-Oz’ Emerald City® Tulip Tree.
We love the spring blossoms and flowers that brighten up the cloudy days, but spring is probably the second best time to plant trees.