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Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Poplar)
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Poplar 2" B&B

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Poplar is one of the taller growing native tree in our forests and woods. It is a very straight growing tree with a columanar habit. Tulip Poplar has flowers in the spring that are tulip shaped followed by large, emerald green leaves that are shaped much like a cat's face! Tulip Poplar is one of the first trees to turn its fall color which is yellow and during dry summers it will turn yellow as well. Tulip Poplar is a stately liiking tree and could be used in park settings or in the lawns of buildings and homes where the height of the tree will not overwhelm the structure.

Very tall and erect
Interesting leaf shape
Yellow fall color

Height

70-90 Feet

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Spread

35-50 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Native
Specimen
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist