TULIP TREE - LIRIODENDRON TULIPIFERA

tuliptree-foliage

Common Name: tulip tree, yellow poplar

Scientific Name: 
Family:
Magnoliaceae
Genus: Liriodendron
Species: tulipifera

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 60 to 90 ft
Width: 30 to 50 ft

Description: Tulip tree is a large deciduous tree that does best in fertile, well-drained soil and full sun. It has showy yellow flowers that bloom in the spring after the 4-lobed leaves are fully developed. Later in the season, the brightly colored petals will fall and collect at the base of the tree. Liriodendron tulipifera is the state tree of Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, but it will still do well in Minnesota's harsher climate under the right growing conditions. Tulip tree is excellent for use as a shade tree dues to its size and aesthetic appeal.

tuliptree-bark
tuliptree-form
tuliptree-flower
tuliptree-foliage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citations: 
"Liriodendron tulipifera". Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.as...​Accessed 04 May 2018. 

​Sticker Photo: Natural Resources Canada