Chinese Tulip Tree
This deciduous, large-size tree can reach up to 40 m tall and is widely distributed in central and southern China as well as in northern Vietnam. It grows a straight trunk topped by a pyramidal crown, bright green, lobed leaves, which turn golden yellow during fall and, very showy, fragrant, tulip-shaped, green flowers, which tend to develop on the upper branches. The wood of Liriodendron tulipifera is occasionally used for furniture, veneers and pulp. It is hardy to USDA Zone 5. For good germination results, seeds require cold stratification.