Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Tulip tree

Liriodendron tulipifera

About This Species

Zone 3a

Grow me instead of Tree of heaven

This exquisite specimen tree is a stately choice for large yards and properties with its spectacular yellow tulip-like flowers in the spring. and maple-like foliage. Its fall foliage is a brilliant orange. Tulip tree does not tolerate drought and requires consistently moist soil. This species does have very weak wood, so it is best planted in a well-protected area that is not affected by wind.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions