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Lirodendron tulipifera or tulip tree a fast growing large shade tree
that can reach 15 to 20 feet over a 6 to 8 year period.As a specimen
tree on a large property it has great beauty and in fall can be
spectacular.Hummingbirds are drawn to the nectar in tulip
trees' flowers, while bobwhites, rabbits, squirrels and other animals
feed on the seed.
Tulip tree actually is not a poplar, but a member of the magnolia family. The leaves are tulip-shaped, alternate, and simple.The leaf is
smooth on both surfaces,dark green and lustrous above,pale and often with a slight whitish bloom beneath.
Twigs are moderately stout,olive-brown,to reddish brown,very smooth and usually lustrous;the large terminal bud has two large duck-bill
Tulip poplar produces tulip-shaped, light greenish-yellow flowers from April to June.
The bark on younger trunks and branches is quite smooth, light ashy-gray with very shallow, longitudinal, whitish furrows.With age the
bark becomes very thick,having
deep interlacing furrows and rather narrow rounded ridges.
Tulip poplar makes a desirable street, shade, or ornamental tree but the large size it attains makes it unsuited for many sites. Its
good points for aesthetic use are: (1) rapid growth (2) pyramidal form (3) resistance to insect and disease damage (4) unusual leaves and
attractive flowers, and (5) yellow autumnal color.
This species has some wildlife value. The fruits provide food for squirrels in the late fall and winter months, and the white-tailed deer
often browse on the seeds.
4 to 5 feet 1 tree @ $68.95
buy 2 or more @ $58.50 ea.
6 to 7 feet 1 tree @ $82.95
buy 2 or more @ $69.50 ea.
A great tree for all seasons and one of our best sellers.