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Tulip Tree, Yellow Poplar
Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera L.
Synonym:
Family: Magnoliaceae
Tulip Tree, Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron  tulipifera)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 83. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-12,14-23,26,28-41
USDA: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade.

Origin: Eastern United States south to Louisiana

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, slowly reaching over 100 feet tall (30 m); 4 to 8 inches long (10-20 cm) leaves

Watering Needs: Moist, well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds planted in the fall


The tulip tree is a very important producer of hardwood.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow-green and orange cup-shaped, tulip-looking, flowers at the tip of the branches in April to June, the time depending on the climate.

Fruiting Habits:
The fruit is a cone shaped bunch of samaras, each about 1.6 inches long (4 cm), reaching maturity in August to October.


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