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Liriodendron tulipifera
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Tulip Poplar

Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Poplar

Description

Liriodendron tulipifera is a deciduous tree that is in the same family of plants as the Magnolias. This tree is native to the Eastern United States and will do best on a well-drained slightly acidic soil. The Tulip Poplar is vigorous and has a fast growth rate reaching 60-100' tall and with up to a 35-50' spread at maturity. When fully mature the Tulip Poplar will have a columnar to pyramidal growth habit. The leaves are saddle-shaped and will turn a bright yellow color before shedding in the fall. The greenish yellow flowers are what give this tree its name. They are tulip-shaped, 2" in diameter and bloom in late spring. Be patient with this one though, you may not see the flowers for up to 10-12 years. Liriodendron tulipifera may need supplemental irrigation during the heat of the summer as it is drought sensitive and can drop leaves.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9
Plant Use: Tree
Exposure: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Medium

Good for sunny locations

Sizes: #10 Check Availability

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